E-bike fires made front page of NYT yesterday: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/06/realestate/e-bikes-fires-danger.html#commentsContainer
(paywall). The extremely widespread use of e-bikes in NYC and its high population density make finding solutions difficult if not impossible, The anti e-bike folks are (rightfully) also seizing on the bad (i.e., illegal) riding habits, particularly, but not solely, of delivery folks. Reader comments are interesting and diverse. Tighter regulation/certification of batteries and plentiful safe charging locations might help, but implementation would be a dauntingly challenging...if not impossible.