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  1. Belgian, Dutch and German LEV Markets 2020

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    The Netherlands

    As for electric bicycle sales in the Netherlands, by the 1 June 2020, a total of 149,000 e-bikes had been sold. This is a 12% increase compared to the first five months of 2019. In the month of  May alone, around 58,000 electric bicycles have been sold, which is an all-time month record and growth of 38% compared to May 2019 according a GfK study commissioned by BOVAG.

    In the first eight months of this year a total of 3,347 speed pedelecs (L1e-B) have been sold according to Raivereniging. This represent a growth of around 58% compared to 2019 (2,119). At the top of the sales’ charts remains Stromer, who sold most speed pedelecs in the Netherlands both in the first eight months of 2019 and 2020. Gazelle and Riese & Müller came respectively second and third in 2020, switching their 2019 positions.

    Belgium

    Accurate statistics about electric bicycles sales in Belgium are hardly available. However, there is up to date information on the registration of speed pedelecs (L1e-B) at the Dienst Inschrijving Voertuigen (DIV). A total of 7,165 speed have been registered at the DIV in the first seven months of 2020.  This is a decrease of 7,5% compared to the same period in 2019.

    In Belgium there are 2 types of electric mopeds that are allowed on the road: category A with a maximum design speed of 25 km/h and category B with a maximum design speed of 45 km/h

    A total of 281 electric A-mopeds have been registered at the DIV in the first seven months in 2020. This is an increase of  22% compared to the same period last year. As for electric B-mopeds, a total of 1,153 were registered as opposed to  2,523 registrations for the same period in 2019, that is 54.30%. This bad result is due to the sudden and unexpected decision to stop subsidies for electric mopeds.

    For Belgium and the Netherlands, it is worth noting that the corona lockdown has delayed supplies and therefore also registrations of speed pedelecs and electric mopeds. It remains to be seen whether the backlog will be made up in the rest of the year.

    Germany

    According to data by the German bicycle industry organization ZIV, around 1.1 million e-bikes have been sold in the first six months of 2020. This represents a growth of just under 16% compared to the same period last year. It is unknown to what extend speed pedelecs are included within this data.

    In the case of electric motorcycle registrations, there were a total of 1,045 pieces registered in Germany this year. Compared to the same period in 2019, that is a slight increase of just over 3.5% according data by ACEM.

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  2. LEVA-EU collects Market Data on LEVs

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    The lack of market data is a persisting issue in the European LEV-business. LEVA-EU has now started to collect sales information on electric bicycles, speed pedelecs, electric mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles for the European Union, Switzerland and Norway. Unfortunately, so far, no information is available on e-scooters.

    In a first step, LEVA-EU is collecting readily available information from trade press, related associations, etc. Until now, the information available was scattered around many different websites. LEVA-EU has brought all these pieces together in one file, which still has many gaps. But this is only the start of an excercise to be improved and continued.

    The information is for LEVA-EU members only. On top of this unique overview, LEVA-EU has a range of overviews and briefings on a variety of topics listed here: https://leva-eu.com/rules-regulations-leva-eu-briefings-available/

    The following overviews and briefings will be published before the end of the year:

    • Briefing on EN 15194:2017
    • Briefing on OBD for electric motorcycles
    • Briefing on CEN and ISO activities related to electric bikes and electric cargo bikes

    To find out more about all information LEVA-EU has to offer and/or about LEVA-EU Membership, please contact Annick Roetynck, tel. +32 475 500 588, email [email protected]

     

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