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NYPD Steps Up Effort Against Illegal Mopeds, But Some Advocates Want a Different Approach

The NYPD seized some illegal wheels from delivery workers in the middle of their route on Wednesday, part of a stepped-up effort.

October 4, 2023

Online Retailers Selling Illegal Batteries and Mopeds to City Buyers

Call it Amazon crime: The mammoth online retailer is selling illegal batteries and mopeds to city residents, despite such devices being forbidden from city streets.

September 21, 2023

Enforcement of Illegal Batteries — and, Apparently, Mopeds — Starts on Saturday

The city says it will send out inspectors this weekend to begin enforcement of a new law prohibiting the sale of uncertified lithium-ion power cells.

September 15, 2023

Council Passes Battery ‘Buy-Back’ Program and Other Bills to Curb Lithium-Ion Fires

Finally, there's a law to create a citywide "buy back" program that would allow delivery workers to exchange faulty or second-hand lithium-ion batteries for safe, certified ones.

September 14, 2023

Charging Ahead? The City Needs Plugs for E-Bikes, Not Cars, Advocates and Pols Say 

Council Member Gale Brewer (D-Upper West Side) set the tone by declaring that very few people in her tony district call her office to demand more charging stations for cars.

June 26, 2023

After Deadly Fire, Mayor Waffles on E-Bike Battery Buy Back Bill

A day after a fatal blaze tore through a Chinatown e-bike shop, killing four, Mayor Adams did not "get stuff done."

June 22, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines: What in Blazes Edition

The big story yesterday was the aftermath of the devastating, early morning fatal fire in Chinatown on Tuesday.

June 21, 2023