look at the price of one of this bike,
Although LTA is giving some incentive on electric motorcycle,
adding the consideration of saving on petrol, it is still not able to encourage riders to switch to electric motorcycle yet.
and btw, how do you charge your electric motorcycle if you are staying in HDB flat? would you like to carry a 36kg battery up to your house to charge for every two days? or your boss allow you to charge the battery in the office?
Under the current framework, LTA-approved ones have to comply with certain requirements, like dd123 mentioned.
Others (where the riders are clearly keeping up with other road users at 40-50km/h ) are illegal.
In 2014, 1,042 summons were issued by LTA against those who used or sold motorised bicycles that did not meet the authority's technical requirements. That is up from 978 the previous year.
Currently, only LTA-approved motorised bicycles are allowed on the roads. Under the regulations, the maximum power output of the motorised bicycle must not exceed 200 watts. Also motor power of the motorised bicycle must be cut off when it reaches 25km/hr.
Last edited by Octarine; 5th May 2015 at 07:15 PM.
I have not tried one but surely seen them on the streets in China. They aren't slow and definitely faster than many bikes here!
Anyway how fast are we going if our limit is 90km max? The emission from patrol by bikes are bad. For elect car, it is still a long way to go. Till they solve the air con problem.
the more feasible way is to have a delicate passage for manual and electrical bicycles/scooters. So here comes an interesting question, who should be paying the money to build and maintain this network?
you won't want these electrical bikes using the expressway and travelling beside your car.