Only e-scooters that meet the following criteria can be registered and are deem to have complied with the device criteria for use on public paths:
- Maximum device unladen weight of 20 kg;
- Maximum device width of 70 cm; and
- Maximum device speed of 25 km/h.
As part of the registration process, e-scooter owners are required to declare that their e-scooter meets the above criteria.
The UL2272 standard specifies a set of safety requirements covering the electrical drive train system including the battery system, other circuitry and electrical components of motorised PMDs such as e-scooters. We will require all motorised PMDs to be certified to the UL2272 standard to improve public safety and address the risk of fire incidents involving motorised PMDs.
Upon registration, owners will be required to declare if their device is certified to the UL2272 standard.
Existing non-UL2272 certified e-scooters can be registered as long as they were purchased before 1 July 2019. Owners can continue using these registered non-UL2272 certified e-scooters on public paths until 30 June 2020. These registered non-UL2272 certified e-scooters will be automatically deregistered by 1 July 2020, when non-UL2272 certified e-scooters are no longer allowed to be used on public paths.
It is an offence to make a false declaration. Offenders may face cancellations of their e-scooter registration and forfeiture of their registration fee. Offenders may also be fined up to $5,000 and/or face imprisonment up to 12 months. It is also an offence to use a non-compliant e-scooter on public paths.
If found, the e-scooter could be seized and forfeited, and offenders can be fined up to $5,000 and/or face an imprisonment up to 3 months.
To determine if an e-scooter is UL2272 certified, owners should check if their device bears any one of these certification marks:
Safety Certification Marks
E-scooter owners can check if the model of your e-scooter is recognised and listed by LTA as a UL2272 certified e-scooter model (“Recognised Model”) in the list of Recognised Models (PDF, 669kb).