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REVISED TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POWER-ASSISTED BICYCLES
PAB

Technical Requirements


LTA has revised the technical requirements for power-assisted bicycles (PABs) to make such bicycles safer for the cyclists and other road users. 

From 1 February 2016, only PABs that meet the following revised requirements will be approved and treated like conventional bicycles and exempted from registration with LTA:

  • The construction of a PAB must be similar to that of a conventional bicycle;
  • The PAB can only be powered by an electric source;
  • The PAB must comply with European Standard, EN15194, for electric power assisted cycles;

    • The maximum continuous power output of the PAB must not exceed 250 watts;
    • The motor power of the PAB can only cut in when the rider starts to pedal;
    • The motor power of the PAB must be progressively reduced and finally cut off as the bicycle reaches 25km/h, or sooner, if the cyclist stops pedalling;
  • The maximum weight of the PAB must not exceed 20kg.
LTA seal

Type Approval and Certification Scheme

 

Every new make and model of power-assisted bicycles must obtain type-approval from any of the LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres. Each approved bicycle must also be affixed with a seal by the inspection centre before it can be sold or used on public roads in Singapore.

Click here to download the application form for type approval/sealing of PABs that meet the revised technical requirements.

Rider Requirements


For safety reasons, the Traffic Police (TP) requires all cyclists of power-assisted bicycles, including pillion riders, to be at least 16 years old and they must wear a suitable protective bicycle helmet when riding the power-assisted bicycles. These requirements took effect from 1 January 2005.

Road Traffic Act


Please note that it is an offence under the Road Traffic Act for any person to sell or ride power-assisted bicycles that do not comply with the above requirements on public roads.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Click here to access the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Enquiries


For more information on the technical requirements, please call 1800-CALL LTA (1800-2255 582).

For more information on the rider requirements, please call 6547 0000 or visit www.spf.gov.sg

 

 

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