Sales numbers of e-bikes in the Netherlands continued to rise in 2022, maintaining the country’s status as a leading adopter of electric bikes in Europe.
Electric mopeds also appear to be very popular and more and more young people are getting their motorcycle license. This and more is evident from the latest edition of Mobility in Figures Tweewielers 2023-2024, in which BOVAG and RAI Association annually accurately map the Dutch market for motorcycles, bicycles, mopeds and scooters.
The average amount spent on a new bicycle in the Netherlands was 1,772 euros, 9% higher than in 2021. The rise of e-cargo bikes, speed pedelecs and more expensive e-bikes contributes significantly to this. With 486,000 electric bicycles sold, the Netherlands is still among the leading European teams, together with Germany and France.
The average number of kilometers cycled per Dutch person has increased by 13% at 1,108 kilometers per year, compared to the 979 kilometers cycled per year in 2021. Dutch people were also able to find bicycle shops more often.
Moped and scooter
The electrification of the moped will continue strongly in 2022. 14,910 of the electric variant were sold, 85% more than in 2021. With 18,502 mopeds sold, the petrol variant was sold 15% more often than in 2021. The increase in the number of mopeds sold was at the expense of the moped, of which 2022 29,304 were sold, 41.6% less than in 2021.
The motorcycle is becoming increasingly popular. This also applies at a younger age: the number of young people in the 18-25 age category who bought a new motorcycle increased by 9% in 2022. 33,676 motorcycle licenses were obtained in 2022, 4.4% more than in 2021. The number of young people (18-25) who have a motorcycle license even increased by 9.0%.