Most registered e-scooters do not meet new safety standard: Retailers

The PMD Retailers Association of Singapore, which represents about 30 retailers here, said about 70 to 80 per cent of the total registrations are possibly not certified.
The PMD Retailers Association of Singapore, which represents about 30 retailers here, said about 70 to 80 per cent of the total registrations are possibly not certified.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - Most of the 85,000 e-scooters registered with the authorities here do not have a safety certification that will be compulsory from 2021, said major retailers.

Retailer Mobot said the number could be as high as 80,000, when contacted by The Straits Times on Wednesday (July 24).

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