ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot participated in the International Motorcycle Federation’s annual debate “Motorcycles and scooters: a new boost for electric mobility?”, which took place on 28 September 2017 at the Stanhope Hotel in Brussels.
Panelists included representatives from the STORM Eindhoven Project, Scooty (e-scooter sharing platform), the European Commission, Transport & Environment and FIM, and discussed the challenges and opportunities tied to the deployment of electric motorcycles and scooters in Europe.
Mr Perlot said: “Motorcycles and mopeds fitted with internal combustion engines have high fuel efficiency levels and are already making a valuable contribution to the sustainability of Europe’s transport systems”.
“At the same time, motorcycle manufacturers are also bringing to market new electric models which can take full advantage of the features of mobility in urban areas: trips in high-traffic density zones, short travelling distances, and limited availability of parking spaces”.
Mr Perlot emphasized that “motorcycles ad scooters must always be eligible to the financial and tax incentives developed for other electric means of transport. We also need further support for charging infrastructure in European cities”.
- Total registrations of electric mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles between January 2017 and June 2017 in the EU reached 13,089 units. This represents an increase of 30.5% compared the same period of 2016, when 10,576 units were registered.
- During the first six months of 2017, 10,204 electric mopeds, 1,995 electric motorcycles and 1,610 quadricycles were registered in the EU.
- The countries with the highest number of motorcycles registered were: France (615), Spain (444) and Germany (325) and Austria (146). The largest registrations of mopeds were recorded in France (3,116), the Netherlands (2,516), Belgium (2,013) and Spain (774).
- For more market data about electric vehicles please visit: http://www.acem.eu/market-data
- For more info about FIA’s event please visit: http://www.fim-live.com/en/article/fim-policy-debate-in-brussels