Escooter Registration in Singapore: 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 July 2020. Users can continue to ride only UL2272 certified PMDs beyond the June 2020 deadline. Make sure you follow LTA's escooter registration guidelines.
The news is out: if you are an electric scooter owner, you’ll have to register your device between 2 January to 30 June 2019.
For those who are confused about the details of the escooter registration, don't worry. Read on for a complete guide. Find out on where, when and the things you should prepare when you want to register your e-scooter.
We will also provide additional tips on the things to do after the initial escooter registration. Yes, there are a few more steps you’ll need to take before you can start scooting legally.
Registering your PMD physically
All electric scooter owners can choose to either register their e-scooter in person or via the web.
If you prefer to physically register your PMD, you can visit any of the local Singpost branches in Singapore. Firstly, don’t go in empty-handed. There are several things you’ll need to prepare in advance. This is so your registration will be seamless. These include:
- A $20 registration fee*
- A completed registration form (that you can get and fill up at Singpost)
- Your NRIC/FIN
- A hard copy (printed), colour photo of your e-scooter
- If you own a UL2272-certified electric scooter: A hard copy (printed), colour photo of the UL2272-certification on your e-scooter
* This fee applies only to those who register after 31 March 2019. If you get your e-scooter registered before this date, you won’t need to pay the fee. So, register early so it's free!
Registering your PMD online
You can also register online at www.onemotoring.com.sg. If you’re registering your own e-scooter, log in with your SingPass. Or, use your CropPass if you’re registering for your company.
E-scooter registration and UL2272-certification: What’s the link?
Similarities: Whether your e-scooter is UL2272-certified or not, you’ll have to register it before 1 July 2019. That's because it is illegal to ride unregistered e-scooters on public paths after that.
Differences: All registered non-UL2272 certified electric scooters will be automatically deregistered on 30 June 2020. The use of all non-UL2272 certified e-scooters will be banned in Singapore from end June 2020. Moreover, retailers can’t sell you non-UL2272 certified e-scooters from 1 July 2019.
Conversely, your registered UL2272-certified electric scooter will not be. You can use it for the years to come without a problem. Also, you won't need to worry about getting stopped by the police.
Do I need to register my PMD?
Not all personal mobility devices need to undergo registration. Only electric devices that fulfil the below two criteria need to:
- Your device is powered by an electric motor
- It has handlebars
If yours does, you have an electric scooter. Also, you don’t have to register a electric hoverboards and electric skates
Next, you must ensure that your e-scooter is approved by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). You can do so by checking to make sure all the following criteria is met:
- Your device has a maximum speed of 25 km/h or less.
- Maximum weight of 20 kg.
- The total length of the handlebars, or the e-scooter width, is 70 cm or below.
After registration: Get your identification mark made
After you have been through registration, you should receive a unique serial number. You’ll then need to get this serial number printed. You'll need to do it in the form of an identification sticker or mark. In fact, there are very specific criterions for your identification mark. You make sure these criterions are met, or else your sticker will be void.
Don’t know where to get your identification mark printed? You’re in luck! You can do it at our Mighty Velo store! We are at 259 Lavender Street.
We are opening our printing services to all e-scooter owners. Moreover, we’ll give you all 8 of the possible variations your sticker can appear as. This means you can choose whichever sticker design appeals to you the most and attach it on your e-scooter.