LTO releases rules on e-bike registration; Warns unlicensed drivers driving e-bikes

Finally.

After it hit the market and a lot of people (old, young, slow, without helmets, without any driving experience, etc.) went out and bought them, the Land Transportation Office has finally came up with regulations on the registration of e-bikes.

Calling them Light Electric Vehicles or LEVs, LTO mentioned that they are now requiring registration of these vehicles as they have received numerous reports of unlicensed drivers driving e-bikes around the country.

Photo from topgear.ph

For owners of these e-bikes, you may register your e-bikes at the following LTO branches:

Diliman District Office
Quezon City District Office
Pasay District Office
Caloocan District Office

They will also start impounding unregistered LEVs, they announced.

Photo from Inquirer.net

Under Administrative Order AO-2006-01, registration steps are as follows:

1. Complete the following requirements:

– Commercial Invoice or Certificate of Registration from the country of origin
– BOC Certificate of Payment
– Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR)
– Sales Invoice of MV with sales evaluation from the regional office
– PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certification
– Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) issued by the MVIS accredited by the LTO
– Appropriate insurance certificate of cover
– Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

2. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.

3. Undergo actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. The form can be downloaded from the LTO website, and accomplished prior to your visit to the LTO.

Now, all e-bikes involved in accidents can now be identified and receive penalites accordingly. Hopefully, these will also eliminate unlicensed riders on the roads.

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47 Responses

  1. Peejay says:

    Let’s hope that the local traffic enforcers will apprehend the violators. And DTI must instruct dealers/sellers to inform buyers on the need for registering the e-bike.

    • Gerard Elvina says:

      As per LTO Discussion with the dealers last year, it was agreed that the dealers will cover and take care of our first registration, in the event LTO has come up with the proper category of bikes, and which models will be exempted and included.

    • Tom says:

      Wanker!! You should be more concerned about the public carrying jeepneys and there bald tyres. Also Filipino driving habits.

  2. MOn says:

    sa ibang bansa ba nakaregister ang mga ebikes?

  3. Gerard Elvina says:

    For your information the guidelines for this is for E-Bike Dealers and not us end users. LTO has yet to issue a specific memo amending AO-2006 which they released way back in 2006. Don’t get me wrong, Im for the licensing of drivers and in favor of registering our bikes, but please let this article confuse others as the LTO is also confused at the moment

    • Roy says:

      Simple lang po yan. Its a motorised vehicle this will be under all the guidelines of current road laws of the Philippines.

      • Cali Boy says:

        Kung ganyan kadali katulad ng sinasabi mo, kundi dati pa naglabas ng guidelines ang LTO pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin. Sa US nga hindi nireregister ang ebike not unless tumatakbo ng high speed. Ebikes not to be confused with escooter. And Ebikes falls in different categories. 2, 3, and four wheels ebikes for that matter.

  4. Elmer patriarca says:

    Pano naman yung mga second hand owner na walang pinanghahawakan tapos di na makontak mga dating may ari ?

    • jane liberty daduya says:

      correct…imagine buying 2nd hand at least n lowest price, but then spending much for registration?

      it should be the wholesalers who should be responsible for this and just issue to their customers the appropriate documents

    • Paul says:

      May option po kayo na makipag coordinate sa dealer para makuha details ng e-bike para maregister or take the risk na gamitin padin yung e-bike and mahuli pag nafinalize.

  5. Yann says:

    Wtf? How bout the old ones na gumagamit ng ganyan, maka reklamo kayo. Nakaka asar lahat nalang, tapos ang lalayo pa ng branches for registrations? E kaya nga nag ebike kasi hindi kaya ng mga ganyang galawan. Mga bugok LTO at mga nagrereklamo.

  6. Ryan says:

    Good Sir, please place yourself in the shoes of those who utilize Ebikes. If you leave far from the location where to register electric vehicles and you were apprehended, what will you feel good Sir? The problem is not yet those who use ebikes without registration. Resolve the root first, if the everyone can register properly on any branch, at any time and there is a FINALIZED regulation (which is not yet done up to now), then LTO can go and catch violators, but if LTO is the problem having Ebikers visit LTO branches to register willingly far from the given locations on the post then do you think this is good? please think about it Sir, lets not be too stupid to rush and apprehend. The best direction for this is “LTO has finalized regulation” then “All LTO branches will accept EBIKE registration” then “EBIKERs are required to have a license” then APPREHEND. No matter what the reason of the user, the procedure is clear.

  7. rey says:

    tang ina eto tagalo wala ng pa english english pa ….. ASAN ANG PLAKA NAMIN???????? ME BAGO NA NAMAN KAYONG PAGKAKAPERAHAN PERO ANG PLATE NAMIN WALA PA NI STICKER WALA HANEP KAYO…

  8. Sunshine Kid says:

    What next, license walking?

  9. VICENTE TOMAS says:

    tama lang na i-rehistro mga yan..kahit mga menor de-edad nasa maharlika highway gamit ang e-bike..ang -ebike kasi ay isang uri ng land transport.kaya dapat i-regulate ng land transportation office.PERO DAPAT LAHAT NG OFFICE NG LTO AY PWEDENG DOON MAGREHISTRO…KUNG TAGA-SORSOGON KA O TAGA CAGAYAN ,KAILANGAN IBIYAHE MO PA ANG E-BIKE PARA MAPAREHISTRO…HUWAG NAMANG PAHIRAPAN ANG MAY-ARI NG E-BIKE..NAGBAYAD NAMAN NG BUWIS ANG MGA YAN NG BILHIN ANG E-BIKE NA YAN..

  10. Arthur Gamulo says:

    Will LTO in provinces also accept the registration of e-bikes?

  11. ROMUALD BAUTISTA says:

    paano ko dadalhin ang ebike ko fron pasig to caloocan, boknoy na LTO

  12. Tonio says:

    Kung iikutin ko ang buong metro manila para lang maipon lahat ng papeles na yan, mag momotor na lang ako, OR CR lang ok na. it’s obvious electric vehicles are discouraged in this country. Kung nasa province, dadalhin ko pa talaga ang ebike ko dito? Imbes na ID at resibo lang, or NO REGISTRATION NEEDED, pinapahirapan talaga. Mga oil companies, wala ba kayong kinalaman sa kalokohang ito? hmmmm

  13. Glenn says:

    Wow, bisikleta lng dapat p iregister? Mabilis p mountain bike s ebike ko eh. Kagaguhan amputa.

  14. PasigPRIDE says:

    S mga nag sasabing dpt iparegister ang ebike dhil land transport ito so dpt pati ang bike , manual scooter, skateboard e dpt ipa register kasi land transport din ito diba.. Wag nmn nting gawin tanga ang tao.. Mag bigay n kng kayu ng mga road n bawal ang ebike.. Kesa ipa register pa dagdag kurakot nyo lng yan ee wag nyo n kami idamay mga ebikers..

  15. Domingo Mahusay says:

    Peste lng tlaga yang lto na yan .,kahit anu nlng mamatay na kaung mga duminyu kau

  16. Dom says:

    Peste lng tlaga yang lto na yan .,kahit anu nlng mamatay na kaung mga duminyu kau

  17. Audy G says:

    I just purchased E-trike (Ebike) last June at now this news came up that we need to register our ebike. Before I purchased it the salesman told us that we don’t need to worry as the ebike is totally exempted and he even showed us an old LTO circular memo for the exemption. Now I have thought my wife to fetch our daughter in our elementary school which is a few meters away from our house. The route is only a private road NOT NATIONAL HI-WAY. So do you think I still ne to register my small ebike and ask my wife to get a license??? Thanks!

  18. arvin says:

    bawal na ba ebike sa alabang zapote road?

  19. Techboy says:

    E-vehicles are the thing in the future, in Europe and US e-vehicles are already popular, its environment friendly and low cost in consumption, dapat maglabas lang ng malinaw na guidelines ang LTO para sa mga electric motorcycle or better just add them on the current guidelines of registration, in short just treat ebikes same as ordinary motorbike para lahat kailangan mag register at magkaroon ng drivers license tapos ang usapan.

  20. Ica says:

    Dagdag kita nanamn asus !!!!

  21. Angelito Barros says:

    This simple requirements: 1. Official receipt where e-bike is bought. 2. Driver’s license (motorized kasi ang driven), either Prof driver’s license or non-prof, w/ restriction 1. 3. Wear proper helmet. What about riders of bicycles? Racer bikes, mountain bikes, ordinary bikes, tri-bikes, uni-bikes, and any foot-pedalled na sasakyan… LTO paano nyo sila pagkakakitaan? PEACE!

  22. john judaz says:

    BUMILI KMI NG E-BIKE PRA DNA KMI MAG GAS,REHISTRO AT LISENSYA,.
    im sure may kinalaman ang mga OIL COMPANY sa issue na to.

  23. von emil flores says:

    wala nang paki ang LTO khit anu pang sabihin natin dito, ganian nman lhat yang mga kupal n yan basta2 nlang magppauso ng mga ippatupad nila ng hnd isinasanguni s mga taong bayan o mamamayan kaya balewala rin lhat ng opinion natin dito, ang ppakiramdaman lng ng mga yan kung may magwwelga ba at kpag wla edi pasok nnman ang strategy nila para mangulimbat nnman ng pera dba? tangina nyo mga LTO puro kyo parehistro yung mga plaka gang ngaun wala parin kyo mga kupal!

  24. Linda says:

    Agad agad kailangan p rehistro ang ebike…magkno nmn kaya ang gagastusin nmn…at pili lng tlga ang LTO n parerehistruhan….

  25. GeneralLuna says:

    Ginawa nila yan para may bago pagkakitaan .. puro pera nman tlga punot dulo kaya nagkaka ganyan .. yung mga old issues hndi masulusyunan tapos mag gagawa nanaman ng bago na puro mahihirap tatamaan ..

  26. Asuncion says:

    sapatos ko kaya kailan ipaparehistro

  27. Bacoor Guy says:

    taga Bacoor ako and sa nakalagay na branch jan sa taas – PASAY ang pinaka malapit sa akin, I dont think aabot ng Pasay yung ebike namen for their inspection… I have been a driver’s license holder for 19 years, and YES may problem nga sa mga gumagamit ng ebike – mostly dito sa area ko – mga kabataan, walang alam sa road discipline, mapapakamot ka nalang… Sana pwede sa LGU i-pa register and mag designate nalang sila sa munisipyo, kase most of the ebikes (like yung 3 wheeled namen) limited lang ang mileage.

  28. Jason says:

    I disagree nmn na need pa iregister yan. Unfortunately, dumagdag pa karamihan s gumagamit nyan sa mga kamote. gumigitna, humaharang na wlang pakialam kun nkaka abala sila. s LTO nmn, ang drastic nmn ng action. mas ok cguro i require n lan driver’s license, or strict implementation n bawal s hiways and other major roads

  29. Juan Tamad says:

    Laruan lng ang dala nla at kung minsan nakikipag gitgitan pa sa daan tapos pag binusinahan mo sila pa galit sau at kadalasan nsa fast lane pa.

  30. Titing Galit says:

    LTO, Baka naman pwede nyo muna i-release mga plaka namin, bago nyo ipatupad yan. Ang dami dami nyo na ngang problema, dadagdagan nyo pa. Mga hindot!

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