The e-scooter inspection regime was introduced in April 2020 to ensure that e-scooters comply with the device criteria for use on public paths.
There are two categories of inspection under the e-scooter inspection regime:
1) Verification Inspection of e-scooters registered before April 2020 and declared to be compliant with the device criteria of weight, width, speed and UL2272 certification;
2) Registration Inspection for new e-scooters to be sold or let for hire by retailers/companies. From April 2020, only new e-scooters meant for sale or let for hire by retailers/companies are allowed to be registered with LTA after passing Registration Inspection.
For Existing Registered E-Scooters
LTA will schedule mandatory inspections for e-scooters registered before 1 April 2020 and were declared as compliant to the device criteria of no more than 20kg, 70cm and 25km/h device speed, as well as UL2272-certified. This first-time inspection will be at no cost to these owners. Owners of these devices will receive a notice from LTA informing them to bring their devices in for inspection at any of the nine E-scooter Inspection Centres (EICs) island-wide. Click here (PDF, 114kB) to see a list of the locations of the inspection centres.
Those who fail to send their devices for inspection by the deadline stated in the notice could have their devices deregistered and face a fine of up to $1,000 and/or jailed up to three months, if convicted.
Please ensure that your e-scooter registration mark is affixed at the front or at the sides of your e-scooter stem, is upright, intact, not obscured and not void/damaged before presenting for inspection. E-scooters with missing/invalid registration mark will be barred from inspection. Owners who require a replacement of the registration mark for their e-scooter may wish to submit a request via www.lta.gov.sg/feedback with more details1 and schedule an appointment with LTA for the registration mark. Do note that a fee of $20.00 for the replacement of the registration mark will be chargeable, and the registration number of the e-scooter will be changed.
Owners who require more time to present their e-scooter(s) for inspection may wish to write in to LTA_escooter_insp@lta.gov.sg with more details.
E-scooters that do not pass the mandatory inspection due to non-compliance with the weight, width, speed or UL2272 certification requirement will be deregistered by LTA. Owners who wish to request for a re-inspection of their e-scooter(s) may write in to LTA_escooter_insp@lta.gov.sg after completing the necessary adjustments to ensure compliance with LTA's device requirements.
For New E-scooters to be Registered On or After 1 April 2020
From April 2020, all new e-scooters will be required to pass through inspection at one of the nine EICs before they can be registered for use on cycling paths. Retailers/businesses will only be able to display, advertise, sell or let for hire e-scooters that are inspected and certified.
It is an offence to ride an unregistered e-scooter on cycling path. First-time offenders can be subject to a fine of $2,000 and/or imprisonment of up to three months.
It is also an offence to use non-compliant e-scooters on public paths and first-time offenders may face a fine $10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to six months.
For more information on inspection and registration of new device(s), please refer to the comprehensive guide here.
1 If your registration mark is damaged, please provide a photograph of the damaged registration mark to LTA for assessment, the registered owner's full name and the last 4 characters of the Singapore NRIC/Employment Immigration Pass Card (e.g. 321A).
If your registration mark is missing, please make a police report on the loss of your registration mark first, followed by providing LTA with the e-scooter registration number, the registered owner's full name and the last 4 characters of the Singapore NRIC/Employment Immigration Pass Card (e.g. 321A).