PMD sales tumble after new regulations take effect

Electric scooters for sale at Falcon PEV. Its general manager Victor Lee said PMD sales have slowed by about 20 per cent, starting from a year ago, and attributed this partly to more retailers entering the market, along with news of the Active Mobili
Electric scooters for sale at Falcon PEV. Its general manager Victor Lee said PMD sales have slowed by about 20 per cent, starting from a year ago, and attributed this partly to more retailers entering the market, along with news of the Active Mobility Act going into force.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Some put off by rules while others are hesitant due to upcoming registration regime: Retailers

Buyers are holding back on purchasing personal mobility devices (PMDs) such as e-scooters after laws governing their use kicked in on May 1.

Retailers whom The Straits Times spoke to say sales have tumbled, adding that people may need time to become familiarised with the new regulations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2018, with the headline 'PMD sales tumble after new regulations take effect'. Print Edition | Subscribe