Non-compliant PMDs get new lease of life overseas

Members of the DSX Cross Club racing their e-scooters at the Ulu Choh Dirt Park in Gelang Patah, Johor. Mr Jan-Hendrik Jurgens (above) hopes to take non-compliant PMDs to Bali.
Members of the DSX Cross Club racing their e-scooters at the Ulu Choh Dirt Park in Gelang Patah, Johor. Mr Jan-Hendrik Jurgens hopes to take non-compliant PMDs to Bali.PHOTO: COURTESY OF KEN LIM
Members of the DSX Cross Club racing their e-scooters at the Ulu Choh Dirt Park in Gelang Patah, Johor. Mr Jan-Hendrik Jurgens (above) hopes to take non-compliant PMDs to Bali.
Members of the DSX Cross Club racing their e-scooters at the Ulu Choh Dirt Park in Gelang Patah, Johor. Mr Jan-Hendrik Jurgens (above) hopes to take non-compliant PMDs to Bali.PHOTO: COURTESY OF KEN LIM

While new rules restricting the speed and weight of e-scooters may have left many riders in Singapore high and dry, some are giving these devices a second lease of life - by taking them overseas.

One business owner, Mr Jan-Hendrik Jurgens, is offering to exchange e-scooters that do not meet the Land Transport Authority's regulations for compliant devices, worth about $600 each.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Non-compliant PMDs get new lease of life overseas'. Print Edition | Subscribe