Electric bikes have easily become one of the most popular modes of short-distance transportation in the Philippines today. They are relatively cheap, don’t need gas, and more importantly, are easy to operate.

But there’s one big reason why people go with e-bikes: they think they are easier to acquire as they don’t need any government registration — well, that’s not really the case.

Earlier this June 2022, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminded Filipinos that owning select e-bikes and e-scooters requires an LTO registration.

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So, if you own an e-bike, it is best to have this LTO registration settled before you get any violation or bad record. Today, we’ll show you how.

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Why do e-bikes need LTO registration and driver’s license?

The registration of e-bikes is in compliance with the new Republic Act 11697 or The Act Providing for the Development of the Electric Vehicle Industry.

LTO e-bike classification

First thing’s first, you should know the classification your e-bike belongs in, so you know the type of vehicle you need to register, the process, and the fees.

Here’s a detailed information on different e-bikes and their respective classifications, road restrictions, and if indeed they require a driver’s license and registration, as well as a helmet.

But for a quick look, you can see the list below of e-bike classifications that require a driver’s license and registration to operate.

Category L2b

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Max speed not exceeding 50km/hr. Credit: Category L2a and L2b / NOYPIGEEKS

Category L3

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E-motorcycles, or two-wheeled vehicles propelled solely by electrical motor, with max speed exceeding 50km/hr. Credit: Category L3 / NOYPIGEEKS

Category L4 and L5

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Credit: Category L4 and L5 / NOYPIGEEKS

How much are the LTO e-bike registration fees?

Vehicle ClassificationLTO Fees
Category L2b, L3Php240
(similar to motorcycle without sidecar)
Category L4Php300
(similar to motorcycle with sidecar)
Category L5, L6, L7Php1,600
(similar to light car)

What are the requirements for e-bike registration?

  • Certificate of stock reported (CSR) from dealer
  • Insurance certificate of cover (TPL)
  • PNP-HPG MV clearance

E-bike LTO registration in the Philippines

Step 1: Prepare the requirements listed above and proceed to your chosen LTO Regional or District Office.

Step 2: Proceed to an LTO evaluator and submit the requirements. The evaluator will check the documents and put them in the system.

Step 3: An approving officer will give you a breakdown of fees.

Step 4: Take the breakdown of fees to the cashier and settle the payment.

Step 5: After the payment is done, wait for the releasing officer to release your official receipt (OR) and certificate of registration (CR).

These are the step-by-step guide to check if you need to register your e-bike and the full process of having it listed on the Land Transportation Office.



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