Extra e-bikes and e-scooters in Europe in 2022

New registrations for electric cars increase in Europe
Over 150% growth in Germany

The smaller the motorcycle, the more widespread the electric motor. But the European market is also growing for electric scooters and larger e-scooters. In Germany even more than 150 percent.

In the first quarter of 2022, the European motorcycle market will have a total of 226,793 new registrations. This applies to motorcycles with a capacity of more than 50 cubic meters and a top speed of more than 45 km / h – that is, for vehicles of classes L3e, L4e (side-wheel motorcycles) and L5e (three-wheeled). Of these 226,793 examples, only 8,936 are electric motorcycles. As an absolute number, this doesn’t blow anyone’s mind. However: the increase in Europe of 113.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 2021 shows a clear trend.

More than 100% in France, Italy and Germany

Most electric motorcycles and electric scooters were newly registered in France: 2,144 units, an increase of 150.8 percent over the previous year. Italy had 2,100 units in the first quarter and recorded a 108.1 percent increase over the previous year. In Spain, there is an increase of 2,097 and 80.8 percent, in Germany 1,559 newly registered e-bikes (+ 153.9%) and in Great Britain 1036 (+ 88.7%). These five motorcycle markets represent the entire European market, accounting for 80 percent of new registrations.

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Electric bikes in Europe

When we look at the European scooter market, we are talking about larger numbers of electric two-wheeled vehicles, i.e. vehicles with a displacement of up to 50 cc and a top speed of 45 km/h (L1eB, L2e, and depending on management practice, as well as L1e vehicles). -A). Combustion engine and electric vehicles together represent 57,755 new registrations. The electric stake here is relatively large with 19,045 e-scooters.

The Netherlands accounted for the largest share with 6,573 new registrations (+19.6 percent over the previous year) and France with 5,786 vehicles (+43.1% over the previous year). Belgium has 3,510 electric bikes (+4.5%) and Italy 1,242 units (+32.7%). With 1,934 new registrations, Spain overtakes Italy and, at 114.7 percent, has the highest growth rate compared to the same period last year.

Overall, electric scooters in Europe increased by 29.2% compared to the first quarter of 2021. Unfortunately, Germany does not collect separate data on electric scooters.

Source: ACEM (European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers)


When the price is manageable and there is no need for very long ranges, namely in the area where scooters are used, the electric motor is already prevalent there. All the best is that growth is now also higher than one category, in the case of electric scooters and electric scooters. The fact that the category of scooters (up to 50 cc) cannot be evaluated separately in Germany needs improvement.

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