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How To Register Your E-Bike in the Philippines 2022

by Jal Cutaran  June 19, 2022

As reiterated by the Manila Metropolitan Development Authority, e-bikes now require LTO registration. This requirement stems from the newly implemented RA 11697 or Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act. To help you with this, we made a step-by-step guide on how to register your e-bike in the Philippines in 2022.

Before we begin, it is important to ascertain the type of your electric bike since not all of them require registration. According to LTO Administrative Order No. 2021-039, only the following electric vehicle requires registration: 

 

  • E-SCOOTER (L2B) – a three-wheeled vehicle, with or without pedals, powered by electrical energy capable of propelling the unit up to a maximum speed of 50 km/hr. 
  • E-MOTORCYCLE (L3) – a two-wheeled vehicle, powered solely by electrical energy capable of propelling the unit more than 50 km/hr.  
  • E-TRIKE (L4, L5) – a three-wheeled motor vehicle powered solely by electrical energy with a minimum rated power of 1000 W capable of propelling the unit to no more than 50 km/hr and having a maximum curb weight of 600 kg. It is designed for the carriage of goods, cargoes, freights, and passengers.
  • E-QUAD (L6, L7) – a four-wheeled microcar with limited weight, power, and speed. They are further classified into light electric quadricycles and heavy electric quadricycles.

Therefore, only e-bikes under L2b, L3, L4, L5, L6, and L7 categories require LTO registration. This also means that e-scooters don’t require registration, although they are mandated to use protective gear under the same administrative order.

As for the registration process, e-bikes have the same registration process as any other motor vehicle. For e-bikes bought after the implementation of LTO Administrative Order No. 2021-039, expect the dealer to process the registration for you. However, if you have existing e-bikes that need to be registered, you may follow these steps:

How To Register E-Bike Philippines 2022

  1. Prepare the following requirements: original sales invoice, PNP-HPG MV clearance, insurance certificate of cover (aka TPL), and certificate of stock reported (CSR) which you can get from your dealer.
  2. Proceed to any LTO District Office or Regional Office.
  3. Submit the documents to an LTO evaluator who will check and encode them into the system.
  4. Wait for the approving officer to give you a breakdown of fees, which you will pay at the LTO cashier.
  5. After payment, the releasing officer will provide the official receipt (OR) and certificate of registration (CR).

E-bike Registration Fees

Despite having the same process, e-bikes have different corresponding fees. Refer to the table below: 

Vehicle Type/CategoryMVUC Rate
Category L2b, L3Similar to motorcycle w/o sidecar
Category L4Similar to motorcycle w/ sidecar
Category L5, L6, L7Similar to “light” car


This means that owners will pay Php 240 for e-bikes falling under L2b and L3 categories, Php 300 for L4 categories, and Php 1,600 for L5, L6, and L7 categories.

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    How about those under L2B where original sales invoice is nowhere to be found considering old or the unit was purchased way back 2016, PNP-HPG MV clearance is not available, insurance certificate of cover (aka TPL), and certificate of stock reported (CSR) which you can get from your dealer are and could not be provided as the same reason provided above?

    What if the dealer is no longer in our area and they don’t have the sales invoice record since I purchased the unit in 2016. And the speed limit can no longer reach up to 50 in speed. Is there any other option aside from the sales invoice?

    What if I’ve been registering my 3 wheeled e-bike to the City hall every year and it was categorized as Bicycle and paying for ?150. Then now I still have to register it in LTO for ?240? So how much it will cost me then, ?390.00?

    I’m planning to buy an e-trike (L4 or L5). Suppose it has satisfied all the requirements to become a registerable except that it’s only 800 watts, is it exempted from registration? Thanks!

    Napakataas Po Ng bbyaran ng registration po PLA ng etrike under L5, pero di po umaabot ng 50kms./hr.nsa 33 lang po ang speed ng etrike ko, sana po gaya na din ng dati ang registration na 700, sa hirap po kasi ng buhay ngayon, para sa amin ay malaki na po ang 1,600.salamat po

    Confusing statement:

    “Therefore, only e-bikes under L2b, L3, L4, L5, L6, and L7 categories require LTO registration. This also means that e-scooters don’t require registration, ”

    It says in the article that e-scooter is classified as L2b. So do e-scooters need registration or not?

    IIf the violation drivin
    Ma impound ba talaga agad ang sasakyan kung ang violation lang naman ay wala kang license, my nakapagsabi kc sa akin na pwede lang tiketan ang driver pero hindi pwede I impound ang sasakyan gaano po ito ka totoo?
    Sana po masagot para malinaw sa amin at magkano naman po ang tubos sa 1 ebike?

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