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Post by yk2366 » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 8:18 pm

are scooters also heavily taxed as cars? or are they similar in price to other countries (US)?

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 8:41 pm

yk2366 wrote:are scooters also heavily taxed as cars? or are they similar in price to other countries (US)?
No, at this moment the COE is ~S$1k5, road tax is negligible ($S60-80 for 2b per year). Price, I don't know the US market but when I checked for EU 2-3y ago it appeared similar.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 9:44 am

x9200 wrote:
yk2366 wrote:are scooters also heavily taxed as cars? or are they similar in price to other countries (US)?
No, at this moment the COE is ~S$1k5, road tax is negligible ($S60-80 for 2b per year). Price, I don't know the US market but when I checked for EU 2-3y ago it appeared similar.
No COE in the US, otherwise the cost is comparable.

The actual MSRP and importation costs of cars in Singapore are comparable (within ~10%) of the US also, except maybe on the super-car end. It's the COE, PARF, and whatever else that boosts it into the stratosphere.

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Post by yk2366 » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 7:00 pm

ah i see thank you! thought i'd use scooters to get to nearby markets and hang out places within 20 minute walking distance rather than using bikes. does anyone know if we have to get a special license for scooters as well that is different than the motorcycle license?

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Post by taxico » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 5:39 pm

you need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter.

you can look into motorized bicycles (LTA approved) for ease of parking.

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Post by richardson121 » Sun, 15 Oct 2017 1:31 pm

For scooter, you don't need to give to them any kind of tax you need a motorcycle licenses
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Post by ecureilx » Sun, 15 Oct 2017 5:27 pm

richardson121 wrote:For scooter, you don't need to give to them any kind of tax you need a motorcycle licenses
??????

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Post by EdwardHend » Thu, 11 Jan 2018 4:40 pm

Any reliable and durable E-scooters you guys can recommend? I'm scouting for one and I haven't found one to buy.

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