LTO mulls registration, driver's license for e-bikes, e-trikes
LTO mulls registration, driver's license for e-bikes, e-trikes
LTO mulls registration, driver's license for e-bikes, e-trikes
by Christhel Cuazon29 February 2024

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday mulled on requiring electric bikes and electric vehicles to be registered and their drivers to have license.

LTO chief Vigor Mendoza floated the idea before stakeholders during a public consultation at the LTO office.

In his proposal, Mendoza cited Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code which requires all vehicles that use public roads maintained and funded by the government whether local or national to be registered.

Aside from registration, Mendoza also suggested that drivers who will use light electric vehicles will be required to have a license.


The Electric Vehicles Association of the Philippines (EVAP) did not pose any objection to the proposal.

The proposal comes after the Metro Manila Council (MMC) approved the Metro Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) resolution prohibiting the use of electric-powered vehicles or e-vehicles on major roads in the National Capital Region.


Under MMDA Regulation No. 24-022, e-bikes, e-trikes, tricycles, pedicabs, pushcasts, and kuligligs are prohibited from traveling on national roads, circumferential roads, and radial roads in all cities of the NCR starting April 2024.

Banned vehicles will be monitored on the following roads:

  • C1: Recto Avenue
  • C2: Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • C3: Araneta Avenue
  • C4: EDSA
  • C5: Katipunan/CP Garcia
  • C6: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
  • R1: Roxas Boulevard
  • R2: Taft Avenue
  • R3: Osmeña Highway
  • R4: Shaw Boulevard
  • R5: Ortigas Avenue
  • R6: Magsaysay Blvd./Aurora Blvd.
  • R7: Quezon Ave./Commonwealth Ave.
  • R8: A. Bonifacio Ave.
  • R9: Rizal Ave.
  • R10: Del Pan/Marcos Highway/McArthur Highway
  • Elliptical Road
  • Mindanao Avenue
  • Marcos Highway


Any motorists who violate the ban will pay the fines of up to P2,500.

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