After a faltering 2021, with 3.3% less registrations than in 2020, the Belgian speed pedelec market seems to be recovering this year.
From January to April, a total of 4,225 vehicles were registered, that is 11.7% more than last year. However, recovery only started in March and strengthened in April. In January and February, registrations still went into the red, with – 10.8% and -2.5%. Registrations in March 2022 were 7.5% higher than the year before and April even 15% higher.
The electric mopeds up to 25 km/h were also successful with an increase of 4.2% to 297 registrations from January til April. Their 45 km/h counterparts however did a lot worse than in 202, i.e. 807 registrations, which is almost 30% less than in 2021.
Further good news for speed pedelecs in Belgium: it is now finally possible to register a new speed pedelec on the website of the Belgian Office for Vehicle Registation. So far, there was a technical issue due to the fact that speed pedelecs in Belgium are not subject to a motor vehicle insurance>
Important to note is that it must be explicitly indicated in WebDIV that the registration involves a speed pedelec. This is done by indicating the following two items in the WebDIV application:
- Speed pedelec: YES
- Pedal assistance only
Only when these two elements are selected in WebDIV, the vehicle will be correctly registered as a speed pedelec.