The Land Transport Authority has rolled out new changes to reduce the use of non-compliant devices in the next nine months as well as to discourage and prevent riders from riding modified electric scooters.
Two groups of scooters owners are being addressed in this early disposal scheme. One group is the owners of registered escooters that are not UL2272-certified. This group is able to ride their scooters until end June 2020, after which, their scooter will be auto-deregistered and disposed.
The second group of scooter owners targeted in this early disposal initiative is the group of escooter riders who own non-UL2272 electric scooters that are also non-LTA compliant.
So from now till end November 2019, owners can now dispose their non-UL2272 registered PMDs and enjoy a $100 early disposal incentive as a result.
LTA has set up 180 locations islandwide on different days and time slots for the early disposal of non-UL2272 certified, registered scooters as well as for the FREE convenient disposal non LTA approved e-scooters.
E-scooter riders who want to dispose of their non-UL2272 certified, non LTA approved e-scooters before the June 2020 deadline can do so at these locations for free from now to 31 Mar 2020.
One such disposal location is the LTA office at Sin Ming Road.
It is important to note that the $100 early disposal incentive can only be claimed by those who have e-scooters that are already registered with LTA. Eligible riders will also need a valid bank account for the amount to be credited into.
Owners with non-UL2272 certified and non-registered electric scooters will not receive the $100 early disposal incentive.
Riders who have a non UL2272-certified registered e-scooter will need to visit the OneMotoring website to register for the early disposal of their e-scooter using their SingPass or CorpPass.
Once they have done so they will receive an SMS acknowledgment which will have a link to the schedule and locations of the disposal points, where they can drop off their electric scooters. They will need to show the SMS and show proof of their identity to the LTA team at the specific drop off location.
Registered e-scooters must also be affixed with the LTA Identification Mark as well as the Registration Mark at the point of the early disposal. You will not be eligible for the $100 early disposal incentive if the LTA Identification Mark and/or Registration Mark have been tampered or removed from your e-scooter, though marks which have some wear and tear are still eligible for the early disposal.
Once you have disposed of your registered e-scooter, you will be credited the $100 amount within two weeks and be informed via a SMS acknowledgment.
Along with the early disposal incentive to encourage riders to dispose their registered non-UL2272 certified e-scooters, the government has also proposed to implement mandatory inspection for all registered UL2272 certified e-scooters starting from April 2020.
Riders who have bought and registered their UL2272 e-scooters before 1 April 2020 will need to bring their devices in for mandatory LTA inspections once every two years at any of nine LTA designated inspection points.
The fee for this mandatory scooter inspection will be waived off for any electric scooter that has been registered before 1 April 2020.
Those who purchase an e-scooter after 1 April 2020 will only be able to register it after it has passed the mandatory inspection first.
Electric scooters that will be brought in for inspection will be checked to see if they still fulfill the recommended specs set by LTA, which include the scooter weighing below 20kg, having a width of less than 70cm and its speed capped at 25km/h.
They will also be checked for modifications which would void the original UL2272 international safety certification, which include tampering with the battery and motor system.
Only riders whose devices pass the inspection will be allowed to keep their e-scooters registred. Those who fail the inspection will have their registration cancelled and will have to get rid of their e-scooters.
E-scooter riders will be informed of their inspection dates by LTA. Those who fail to head down to one of the inspection centers on their given date can be fined up to S$1000 and/or jailed for up to 3 months.
So if you are wondering how to dispose your registered non UL2272 certified scooters as well non-compliant PMDs. Where can they get a new one which is not only UL2272 certified, but also LTA approved so that they won’t have to face having their registration cancelled during an inspection? Well we have the solution to those problems
To submit for the mandatory registration and pass the mandatory inspection that will start from April 2020, the new UL2272 certified and LTA approved Segway-Ninebot MAX and Segway-Ninebot ES2 e-scooters are your best choices for a LTA compliant electric scooter, that is strongly supported by a 12-month official limited warranty by Mighty Velo, Segway-Ninebot's official distributor and official technical service centre.
The powerful Segway-Ninebot MAX has a monster maximum distance mileage of 65km per single battery charge. Which makes it an ideal transport companion for professional delivery riders such as GrabFood, FoodPanda and Deliveroo food delivery professionals. With the Segway-Ninebot MAX, you won’t have to worry about running out of battery with the MAX.
The MAX escooter boasts of a 350W brushless motor and a 36V and 15Ah battery capacity, making it one of the most reliable and powerful escooters in Singapore. The MAX has a convenient built-in charging adaptor which makes it really easy to charge at short notice, anywhere and anytime without having to carry out an external adaptor to charge.
On the other hand, the Segway ES2 is the popular e-scooter model for many riders because it is both affordably priced and lightweight as well as foldable. These benefits make it very useful for the daily commuter. At only 12.9kg, the Segway Ninebot ES2 also has a maximum distance range of 25km per single battery charge.
Test ride the Segway-Ninebot MAX e-scooter or ES2 e-scooter at the Mighty Velo store at 259 Lavender Street from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm to test ride the MAX and ES2 e-scooters and you can order at www.OhMyBike.com.