Two Zero Electric Motorcycles Catch Fire While Charging In Hong Kong


Zero S Police Motorcycle

Zero S Police Motorcycle

Two years ago, Hong Kong’s police force ordered 52 Zero S ZF9 electric motorcycles.

To the best of our knowledge, no major issues have been reported in regards to the use of these Zero motorcycles, that is until just recently when two charging Zeros burst into flames.

As the South China Morning Post reports:

“Fifty electric motorcycles from the police force have been pulled from daily operation after another two were damaged in a blaze that broke out at Ngau Tau Kok police station…”

“The two motorbikes were being charged at the police station’s car park on Siu Yip Street when one of them burst into flames…”

The one that caught fire the ignited the second electric bike, as well as a nearby police van.

South China Morning Post adds:

“Firemen fought the blaze with a hose and doused the flames… No one was injured, and firefighters found no suspicious cause.”

An investigation is ongoing, but the cause of the blaze is believed to be a short circuit, likely within the motorcycle.

Until the investigation is complete, all 52 Zero motorcycles have been removed from service.

Source: South China Morning Post

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Way to take a vacation.

Or way to play 52 pick-up !!

They should just be more “AWARE” maybe pick a new charging location and leave the bikes in service. This could only be an isolated incident. Why throw the baby away with the bath water???


Because lawyers exist. And have created the ultimate “Better be safe than sorry” society.

The rest of the world and China especialy is not like the US where you can spil your coffe on yourself and sue the resturant…

That case isn’t nearly as cut and dry as the mainstream media led everyone to believe.

“That case isn’t nearly as cut and dry…”

YES, it IS! Basically, the upshot of this and a plethora of other similarly stupid cases is, that if you are a moron and do something moronic that causes you injury, you can sue whoever it was that gave you the means to demonstrate the fact that you are a moron.

“During discovery, McDonalds produced documents showing more than 700 claims by people burned by its coffee between 1982 and 1992. … This history documented McDonalds’ knowledge about the extent and nature of this hazard.” It also documents that those 700 people (at least) are morons.

Coffe is HOT (who knew!) Why on *earth* would you try to hold a just-brewed plastic cup of the stuff *between you thighs!!!!!*, to put milk etc in it? Seriously, the idea is completely insane and it should have been thrown out of court immediately.

Stop bad mouthing lawyers! Can you imagine a world without lawyers?

I have a 2015 Zero S and I had an issue with my onboard charger overheating and melting. Luckily my breaker tripped before a fire started. I dropped it off at the dealer June 29th and I’m still waiting for it to be returned. Last I heard the new charger was still overheating and they were awaiting a new BMS board to fix the problem.

I spoke to the nearest ZERO dealer near me (east of Rochester), and asked about the optional battery pack (this was a year ago). He said they haven’t ordered any since they caused an ‘interference problem’.

Was the internal charger, the typical 10 amp, 120 volt unit that overheated on you?

Then don’t plug a 100 into a 220.

You do know that the onboard chargers are rated for both ranges, right? 110-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Who cares if it will start minor unscheduled oxidation reaction consuming a shack or few of them some night :/ Brave people don’t care about rules!