Most e-scooters registered here don't have safety cert

Mixed reaction to news of review of deadline for safety compliance

Retailers say many users bought e-scooters before the UL2272 safety standard was announced last year and preferred the non-certified devices due to their lower cost and greater power, among other reasons.
Retailers say many users bought e-scooters before the UL2272 safety standard was announced last year and preferred the non-certified devices due to their lower cost and greater power, among other reasons.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE

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

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) also confirmed yesterday in a statement that the majority of e-scooters registered are not certified, but did not state a specific number.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2019, with the headline 'Most e-scooters registered here don't have safety cert'. Subscribe