Registering your Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) in Singapore

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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.

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
  • Click here for the list of approved PAB models

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
  • Click here for the list of approved PAB models

 

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


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

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

Depending on the number of letters and digits in your registration number, your number plate must follow display rules.

Display rules for registration numbers with:

4 or less digits

5 digits

Letters and digits

Only single row.
 

Single row, or 2 rows with the first 2 digits in the top row.

Single row, or 2 rows with letters only in the top row and digits in the bottom row.


Your PAB number plate must also meet the following requirements:

  • Either black characters against a yellow background, or white characters against a black background
  • The space between a letter and a digit is 10mm
  • The space between adjoining letters or between adjoining digits is 5mm
  • Letters and digits are at least 5mm away from the top and bottom edge of the registration number plate
  • Letters and digits are at least 10mm away from the sides of the PAB registration number plate
  • For letters and digits displayed in 2 rows, the space of the letters and digits between the 2 rows is 10mm
  • For rectangular registration number plates, they must be at least 75 mm long and 45mm high


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

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.


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