An electric bike maker is trying to repair an electric engine leak that has affected hundreds of thousands of riders worldwide.
John Davidson, who owns Nelson Racing Engine, told CNN that he was hoping to get the leak fixed by this week.
“We need to have it inspected to make sure it’s safe,” Davidson said.
Nelson Racing Engine sells a small electric bicycle that uses electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack to run its engine.
Davidson said he first noticed a leak around mid-March when he noticed that his bike started to feel sluggish.
When Davidson checked on his bike and saw that it had a problem with its electric motor, he was skeptical.
“I said, ‘What is that?’
It was a little bit weird.
And then I looked at it and I thought, ‘It looks like it’s leaking,'” Davidson said, adding that the engine was leaking.
Named the Nissan, the bike’s battery pack has a capacity of 5,000mAh, which is more than enough to charge an electric bike, but Davidson said the battery pack also requires a lot of maintenance.
“It takes a long time to charge the battery,” he said.
“We don’t even have a charger, and we’re getting close to getting our battery out of it.”
Davidson said his battery was in bad shape when he bought the bike, so he took it for a test drive and put it in a garage.
Nissan, however, wasn’t the only company to have a problem.
Honda Motor Co. and Suzuki Motor Corp. were also hit with the same problem.
Davidson says he’s had some questions about the leaks, so now he’s trying to find a company to repair the engine.
“Right now, it’s just me and my bike,” Davidson told CNN.
“I’m not going to fix it myself, but I can help anybody else who needs it.”
Davidson said he plans to use a bike repair company to test out the battery.
“The biggest thing is the customer needs to be happy with the quality of the work,” he added.