Luckily I'm in the midwest. But New York keeps adding all these messed up laws. I read a couple different articles that sounded as if any ebike/vehicle not UL listed to be banned or fined.Buying back the battery of a DIY e-bike will be very problematic. Now they have to buy a new battery that may not be compatible with their motor or not be the correct size to fit in the triangle or their rear rack. Also, can you imagine someone who had bought a bike with an integrated battery and motor having to return the entire bike? I have not heard of any major manufacturer like Specialized, Trek, etc., having a recall like the car manufacturers do.
I feel bad for them guys up there, I think it's almost illegal to carry a butter knife in that state.
Yeah the integrated battery ebikes scare me, what you going to do in 2-3 years, when they are no longer available.
Yeah they will almost need to hire a ebike tech if they decide to implement a buy back clause. To spec the batterys to the bikes requirements to further reduce fire risks.