Identification Marks for Escooters: What you need to know
UPDATE [6 Aug 2019]: The PMD safety certification deadline has been moved forward to end June 2020. All non-UL2272 certified devices will be auto-deregistered and cannot be used in public after end June 2020. Users can continue to ride only UL2272 certified PMDs with Identification Marks beyond the end June 2020 deadline.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s electric scooter registration scheme has just started on 2 January 2019.
This will continue till 30 June 2019. After this date, you can’t ride a non-registered electric scooter anymore. So register early!.
Take note: whether your e-scooter is certified under the UL2272 safety standard or not is irrelevant at this stage. You must register it with LTA.
Benefit of a UL2272-certified E-Scooter
If you are an owner of the UL2272-certified Segway-Ninebot ES2 electric scooter, congrats!
Unlike non-certified e-scooters, you can use your UL2272-certified device past 30 June 2020. Also, those that are non-UL2272 certified must be disposed by end June 2020.
Only e-scooters that have passed all PMD electrical safety tests set by Underwriters Laboratories can be branded as UL2272-certified.
General things to prepare before registering your E-Scooter
Whether you are registering online or physically at SingPost, you’ll need to first take some photos of your e-scooter. These are the photos you must prepare to submit to the registration officers:
Firstly, a colourised photo of your e-scooter (make sure the entire e-scooter body is included in the image)
Next, a colourised photo of the UL2272 safety certification mark on your e-scooter. This is only if your device is UL2272-certified.
Make sure you print out hard copies of your documents if you’re registering at SingPost. On the other hand, do submit soft copies for online registration.
Depending on where you’re registering, there are several additional items you’ll have to get ready:
If You’re Registering At SingPost:
1. Bring your original NRIC/FIN.
2. Fill in an application form (which you can find at any SingPost post offices).
3. A $20 registration fee (payable in cash or NETS)*.
4. A $20 registration fee (paid via credit card or eNETS)*.
* You won’t need to pay this fee so long as you register before 1 April 2019.
You have successfully registered your e-scooter. What now?
After the registration process, you will receive a unique identification number. Next, you will need to approach a professional to fabricate an e-scooter identification mark that bears your identification number.
Not sure where to get identification marks printed? Come to us. We print our identification mark stickers on high resolution, outdoor solvent ink on 3M IJ15 Digital Print Film.
This is then finished with a 3M Overlaminate to protect against colour fading and surface abrasion.
You can order our stickers online at Lazada or Qoo10, or buy directly from our OhMyBike website.
There will also be an additional LTA registration mark given to you if you registered physically at SingPost (the LTA registration mark will be mailed to those who registered online).
Take note: You have a grace period of 14 days to paste both the identification and LTA registration marks prominently on your e-scooter.
Lifespan of your e-scooter registration mark
Note: If you own a certified e-scooter, be sure to “tick” the box on the registration form that asks if your e-scooter is UL2272-certified.
The good news about owning a UL2272-certified electric scooter: your e-scooter license (aka your unique registration mark) will last you for a lifetime.
For non-UL2272 certified electric scooter users who have gone through registration, your e-scooter license will be valid from now till 31 December 2020. After this day, you can’t ride your device on public paths anymore – unless you switch to a UL2272-certified e-scooter.
Keeping the UL2272 certification mark on your e-scooter safe
You may be worried that someone will steal the UL2272-certification mark on your e-scooter when you leave it alone.
However, there's something you can consider doing to stop this from happening. Try unpeeling your UL2272 certification mark and temporarily paste & store it somewhere safe, like on your e-scooter warranty card/receipt.
To further reassure you, do know that it is prohibited to declare a non-UL2272 certified e-scooter as a certified device in Singapore. There are measures to deal with those who break the law.
As the UL2272-certification mark on your e-scooter bears a serial number unique to your device, note that you won’t be able to replace it in the event that it is lost.