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Fluctuating trends for electric motorcycles and mopeds in the first half of 2023.

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ACEM has published figures on the moped and motorbike market in the first half of this year. In the first half of 2023, registrations of electric motorcycles across the five largest European markets, which together hold around 80% of the new registrations in Europe, noted a decrease of 8%. Breaking the trend, Germany has a 33% increase in registrations. Registrations surged from 4,142 in the same period last year to 5,527 in the first half of 2023.

The other four major markets experienced a decline in registrations when compared to the first half of 2022. The UK faced the most significant setback with a drop of 38% in registrations, totaling 1,186 units. Italy and Spain followed, both noting a 20% decline (4884 units and 3309 units respectively), while France experienced a more modest decrease of 7%. (4469 units)

Combined , the five markets count for a 3,2% share of total motorcycle registrations, with 19,375 electric motorcycles. This is slightly lower than the 3,9% share in the same period last year.

Registrations of electric mopeds, including speed pedelecs, show a mix of growth and contraction. Belgium and Spain registered growth, 9% (9,959 units) and 13% (4,558 units) respectively. In the other three largest markets registrations decreased. The Netherlands faced a substantial 55% decline (6,874 units), followed by France with a 19% drop (9,954 units) and Italy with a 9% decrease (2,855 units).

The combined registrations of electric mopeds in the five markets totaled 34,200 vehicles in the first half of 2023, marking a significant 22% decline compared to the same period in 2022. Total registrations of ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) and electric mopeds decreased even stronger, by 26% in the first half of 2023.

The share of electric mopeds in total registrations increased to 34,3% compared to 32,7% in the first half of 2022. Both Belgium and Spain noticed a significant share of electric mopeds in total registrations, exceeding the 50%.

In contrast, ICE motorcycle registrations saw a strong 12% increase across the region in the first half of 2023. However ICE-mopeds experienced a substantial decline of 29%.

Annick Roetynck

Annick is the Manager of LEVA-EU, with decades of experience in two-wheeled and light electric mobility.

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