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One of Lyft's freshly debuted e-bikes just caught fire

Sasha Lekach

A Lyft electric bicycle was spotted smoldering in San Francisco on Wednesday. 

Lyft's new bike-sharing system in the Bay Area, dubbed Bay Wheels, includes black-and-pink electric-assist bicycles powered by a battery on the bike's frame. These units used to be part of bike-sharing program Ford GoBike, similar to New York City's Citi Bike. Now, it appears some are becoming a bit too hot to handle.

The San Francisco Examiner reported on Wednesday that a passerby saw flames coming from a bike parked in an official Bay Wheels dock in the Lower Haight area around noon. Apparently a separate Lyft e-bike caught fire over the weekend, also in San Francisco, with the fire emanating from its battery. Read more...

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