Tips you should know prior to owning a California E-bike

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Heavy traffic is the worst enemy of every commuter in the metro. Despite waking up early to at least avoid rush hour, there's just too many cars on the road as well as constructions of MRT/LRT lines that makes a normal 30 min travel doubled or even tripled. That is why, a lot of commuters decide to buy motorcycles or eco-bikes to be able to travel faster since they are more compact and they are able to go through the smallest spaces in a heavy traffic.



Not only does it make you reach destinations at a faster pace but it is much more affordable than a 4-wheel and it doesn't need fuel. One of the most popular ones is the California Eco-bike. It now has 2 new models, which are the Taylor and Rhodes, that are both compact yet sleek and dependable. 


You just charge the California e-bike unit for 6-7 hours and use it for a 45km ride at a speed of 35kph which means you save money from fuel and protect the environment due to zero emission. 

But prior to owning one, here's a few tips that you should know:

Responsibilities in owning an E-bike

Land Transportation Office (LTO) has pointed out the alarming rate of vehicular accidents and theft. LTO toiled on a regulation that strengthens the previous Memorandum Circular No. 721-2006 that pertains to regulations in owning & driving an E-bike and stipulated a more safety and enhanced security feature on Light Electric Vehicles.

The new guidelines will help regulate accidents and other concerns such as theft, which happens to be a persistent problem that needs to be solved. Hence, to ensure the security, LTO encourages the public and the e-bike community to register to register their units. 

California Electric Bike provides E-Bikes owners a guide to LTO’s updated rule on Light Electric Vehicle. (Source)

Registration of Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) (AO-2006-01)

Requirements:

Commercial Invoice of the vehicle from the country of origin
BOC Certificate of Payment
Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR)
Sales Invoice of MV with Sales evaluation from the Regional Office
PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate insurance certificate of cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure:

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue:

Diliman District Office, Quezon City District Office, Pasay District Office, and Caloocan District Office.

If interested to purchase a California E-bike, you can visit the nearest California Ecobike Store and selected CD-R King branches or you might want to check their Website first. You can also follow them on Facebook to get updates on their newest offerings and ongoing promos.

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