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.
Table of Contents
- Why do e-bikes need LTO registration and driver’s license?
- LTO e-bike classification
- How much are the LTO e-bike registration fees?
- What are the requirements for e-bike registration?
- E-bike LTO registration in the Philippines
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 L4 and L5
How much are the LTO e-bike registration fees?
|Vehicle Classification||LTO Fees|
|Category L2b, L3||Php240|
(similar to motorcycle without sidecar)
(similar to motorcycle with sidecar)
|Category L5, L6, L7||Php1,600|
(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.