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Electric Scooter / PMD FAQ
A: Definitely, although the rules and regulations regarding the use of such Personal Mobility devices are subjected to changes. This document Recommendations on Rules and Code of Conduct for Cycling and the Use of Personal Mobility Devices drafted by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel on 17 March 2016 may be used as a guide.
Afterwhich, we will adjust our e-scooter offerings accordingly.
Q: Do I need to register with LTA Singapore?
A:No. Registration of e-scooters to be made mandatory from second half of 2018 Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/e-scooters-pmd-registration-mandatory-transport-10020118
A: There are a few factors to consider. Speed, weight and millage.
Speed: Although the power output varies with each model, the top speed of all models will have to be capped at 25km/hr in compliance with Land Transport Authority's guideline on personal mobility devices.
We do offer e scooter speed lock services to ensure that your scooter will comply will LTA requirements.
Weight: Weight and form are crucial and often the determining factor when purchasing an E-scooter. Choose a weight that you are comfortable with. We recommend that you consider how the E-scooter will fit into your daily commute.
Millage: The battery capacity varies with each model, you should give this careful considerations if you are planning to cover long distances on a single charge. Some model do offer fast charging.
Q: Wow, that's a lot of factors to consider. Is there a way for me to try out the scooters before deciding?
A: Sure, you are most welcome to give our scooters a try. Kindly head down to our retail shop located at The Commerze@Irving, #01-15, 1 Irving Place, Singapore 369546.
Entrance near Loading Bay (1 min walk from Tai Seng MRT Exit A).
Alternatively, you may be interested in our Electric Scooter Rental Services.
Q: What is the warranty policy for your scooters?
A: PassionGadgets warranty period varies for different models, kindly refer to the individual products page to see the warranty offered. We do offer extended warranty plans for a nominal top up. Warranty repairs are done in house at our service center.
Please click here for our warranty terms.
Q: Is there any difference between PMD vs PAB?
A: Yes. PMD stands for Personal Mobility Devicies. Vehicles such as unicycles, hoverboards and electric scooters belong to this classification. Currenly, only regulations have been proposed to LTA and are not in force yet.
On the other hand, PAB refers to Personal Assisted Bikes. This refers to electric bikes. Regulations applicable to PAB are currently in force. All PAB are required to be checked and approved by LTA.
Those that satisfy LTA regulations will be affixed with a blue seal. More details can be found here.
If a seller claims that a PAB is LTA approved, you can verify this by looking out for the blue seal affixed by LTA. Do note that for PMD, there is no seal yet as regulations applicable to PMD are not in force.
Trial to allow all-day access for folding bikes, personal mobility devices (PMD) on trains & buses starting Dec.
SINGAPORE - From Dec 1st 2016, bus & MRT commuters will be able to bring foldable bicycles & personal mobility devices (PMD) such as kick & e-scooters onto buses & MRT trains all day as part of a six-month trial as announced earlier by Minister for Transport, Mr. Khaw Boon Wan in July this year.
"This is another step taken by LTA to encourage more people to use public transport, and to adopt active mobility for the first and last mile of their daily public transport commutes," said a spokesman for the authority.
Commuters will be allowed to bring foldable bicycles and PMDS which meet the following dimensions:
Length up to 120cm
Height of 70cm
Width of 40cm
Most bikes and PMDs currently available on the market meet these standards.
These devices must be folded at all times, and switched off when brought on board MRT trains and buses. They are also not allowed on the staircases or upper decks of double-decker buses.
"This initiative integrates active mobility with our public transport system, and brings us closer to our aspiration for walking, cycling and riding public transport to be the best way to get around in Singapore," said Mr Jeremy Yap, deputy chief executive for public transport, policy and planning at LTA.
"Commuters will able to cycle or ride to nearby transport nodes, bring their foldable bicycles and personal mobility devices on board public transport, and complete their journeys on their devices."