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To use your Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) in Singapore, you must ensure that it is type-approved, sealed and registered with a registration number plate.

At a glance

Understanding Power-Assisted Bicycles (PAB)

You can buy an unregistered PAB and bring it for type-approval, sealing and registration yourself. If the unregistered PAB already has an LTA orange seal, you will only need to register it. Alternatively, you can buy a registered PAB from a retailer, who will simply transfer the registration to your name.

 

Check that your PAB meets the technical requirements before buying it.

 

To register or ride a PAB, you must be at least 16 years old. You must also wear protective gear when riding a PAB. If you fail to follow the guidelines when using your PAB, you may face penalties.

Registering your PAB

If you have purchased an unregistered PAB, you must get it type-approved and sealed and registered at an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre before you can use it.

 

If you have purchased an unregistered PAB which already has an LTA orange sealregister your PAB online. 

 

Once registered, affix a registration number plate on your PAB.

Transferring and deregistering your PAB

You may also transfer your PAB to another rider who meets the requirements.

 

If you are no longer using your PAB, you can also deregister it.

Related digital services

 Register your PAB   

 Transfer your PAB   

Deregister your PAB

 

Understanding Power-Assisted Bicycles (PAB)


A Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) approved for use on public roads must have a construction similar to that of a conventional bicycle.

You can only use a PAB on the roads and shared paths, such as park connectors, never on the pavement.


Technical Requirements

 

You must be 16 years old to use a PAB.

For your safety and the safety of other road users, your PAB must meet the following technical requirements:

  • 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
     
Power-assisted Bicycle
 

Registering your PAB


You must be 16 years old to register a PAB.

Step 1: Getting type-approval and a seal for your PAB

If you have just bought a new PAB, you will need to get your PAB type-approved. Bring along the following to one of the selected LTA-Authorised Inspection Centres (AIC):

List of selected AICs

PAB_seal
Upon approval, your PAB will be affixed with the above seal.
 

Announcement Shout-out

It is an offence to tamper with or remove the seal.

 

Step 2: Registering your PAB

Before you can use it on public roads or shared paths, you will need to first register it. If you brought your PAB to be type-approved and sealed at an AIC, registration can be done there as well.

Only PABs with a valid orange seal can be registered. 


Step 3: Affixing a registration plate on your PAB

After you register your PAB, you must affix on it a plate bearing the registration number assigned by LTA within 3 calendar days.

You can get your registration number plate made at a vehicle or signcraft workshop. If you need help affixing your registration number plate, check directly with your retailer.

Your registration number plate should have the following specifications: 

Number plate specifications


The PAB number plate must be permanently affixed at a conspicuous location at the rear of the PAB, with characters facing the rear. Depending on the PAB’s design, the number plate can be affixed on:

  • The PAB’s original number plate mounting provision
  • The rear rack/mudguard
  • Customised plate mounting brackets

PAB_rear_requirements

The number plate must be affixed such that it will not pose a hazard to the rider and other users of the road or shared path.
 

Transferring ownership of your PAB


If you are transferring your PAB ownership, you must initiate the transfer process online within 7 calendar days of physically transferring the PAB to the next owner. The next owner has 5 calendar days to confirm the transfer or it will lapse and you will remain the registered owner.

Once the new owner confirms the transfer, he/she will have to pay the transfer fee of $11 (non-refundable).

Before you can start the transfer of your PAB, ensure that:

Steps to transfer ownership of your PAB

Step 1: The current owner initiates the transfer

Step 2: The next owner confirms the transfer


Deregistering your PAB


If you no longer wish to use your registered PAB, you may deregister it. There is no fee for deregistering a PAB.

You can deregister your PAB online. Login then click Ownership > PAB > Deregister PAB.

You will need:

  • SingPass/CorpPass to log in
  • PAB Registration Number
  • Reason for deregistration

Deregister your PAB

Once you have deregistered your PAB, ensure it is not kept or used on any roads, cycling paths or shared paths.

Announcement Shout-out

To avoid committing an offence, do not use a deregistered PAB.