Registration of electric bikes to commence next Tuesday
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, commence the registration of electric motorcycles and persons are being given a three-month period to do so before the law is enforced.
The announcement was made in a notice issued by GRA which was published in the daily newspapers and circulated by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Wednesday.
Persons are required to present a completed motor vehicle registration application form, purchase receipt, or affidavit of lost purchase receipt along with valid identification (National ID card, passport, or current driver’s license) to register an electric motorcycle.
According to the notice, the existing electric motorcycles that do not have a chassis or frame number will be issued a unique identification number by the GRA.
“It is the responsibility of the owner to engrave this number onto the frame of the motorcycle before proceeding to the Guyana Police Force to apply for the certificate of fitness,” the notice stated.
Further, GRA along with the GPF will allow a three-month “voluntary” registration period after which the law will be enforced by both agencies.
A person is required to be a holder of a valid driver’s license to operate one of the electric motorcycles.
Registration will be done at the License Revenue Office at Lamaha Railway Embankment, Camp and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown, and any Integrated Regional Tax Office across the country.
A standard rate of Registration and Motor Vehicle Revenue License will apply.
The GPF was given the power to begin enforcement of the regulations governing the electric cycles in May of this year following the passage of amendments to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Bill.
Under the new regulations, users of electric cycles are obligated to follow the same rules as motorcyclists when using the roadways and are required to have the relevant documents, among them a valid registration.