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Motorcycle registrations in largest EU markets up by 6.4% in August 2016
18 Oct 2016

Motorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - grew by 6.4% during the first eight months of 2016, compared to the same period of 2015, reaching more than 576,180 units.

The strongest performance was recorded in Italy (+12.2%, 150,028 units), followed by Spain (+9.4%, 100,297 units), the UK (+6.9%, 79,872 units), Germany (+2.5%, 130,437 units) and France (+1%, 115,548 units).

Documents available to dowload

Statistical data - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - July 2016 [xls]
Press release - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - July [pdf]

Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:
Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer
E. , P. +32 (0) 22 30 97 32.

 

Close to 200 participants in this year's edition of the IFZ motorcycle safety
17 Oct 2016

On 3 and 4 of October 2016 the German Institute for Motorcycle Safety (Institut für Zweiradsicherheit e.V., IFZ) organised its annual conference on powered-two wheeler safety. Close to 200 attendees including road safety experts, policy-makers and industry representatives had the opportunity to exchange views and discuss state-of-the-art research on powered-two wheeler safety.

The presentations delivered during the conference addressed a wide range of issues including motorcycle riding techniques, traffic filtering, modellisation of personal protective equipment, use forward collision warning systems, and the potential safety benefits of eCall systems for motorcycles. Also, as part of the event, ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot moderated a round table panel on the opportunites and challenges future of intelligent transport systems for the motorcycle sector in the Euroepan Union.

The IFZ safety conference took place against the background of the 2016 edition of INTERMOT in Cologne, which attracted about 220,000 visitors from 95 countries. 40 new motorcycle models were launched by vehicle manufacturers during the fair.

The conference programme and all the presentations delivered during the IFZ safety conference will be made available at the IFZ website: www.ifz.de 

For information on INTERMOT please visit http://www.intermot-cologne.com 

Documents available to download

IFZ 2016 conference - Programme [pdf]

INTERMOT 2016 - Press release [pdf]

Press contact

Matthias Haasper, Institut für Zweiradsicherheit e.V.
E.  P. +49(0) 20 18 35 39 32

UK Government launches plug in grant for electric motorcycles
14 Oct 2016

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the body that represents manufacturers and importers of powered two wheelers and the suppliers of associated goods and services in the UK, announced today that the British public will soon be able to enjoy a subsidy for electric motorcycles and scooters, which has so far only been available for four wheel vehicles.

Unlike cars, electric motorcycles and scooters can be charged at home or work using normal plug sockets, which makes them more accessible. The price of each vehicle will be reduced by £1500 or 20% of the total purchase cost (screen price), whichever is the smaller number.

The grant will be made available for new road registered electric motorcycles and scooters reaching certain quality criteria, which include having a battery with 5 years warranty and a good range.

MCIA has been involved in negotiations with OLEV, the government department which encourages low emission vehicles, for the past three years. An initial announcement about extending the grant to motorcycles and scooters was made by the Coalition Government in March 2015. However the detail was not confirmed until now.

Details of how manufacturers and importers can have their bikes assessed for eligibility will be on the OLEV website from next week. (See website address below). Customers wanting to buy an electric motorcycle will be able to find out which ones are eligible once manufacturers have applied for the grant and been accepted. 

This announcement comes as part of a £35 million boost for ultra low emission vehicles announced this week, to encourage the uptake of zero emission motorcycles and scooters.

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Steve Kenward, CEO of the MCIA says this should help make electric vehicles and travel more affordable for many people:

“This opens the door to zero emission transport to people who have not been able to afford electric cars, which tended to have been a ‘lifestyle choice’. Motorcycles and scooters are an extremely accessible form of electric transport and have the capacity to significantly reduce congestion, since they share all the advantages of riding a regular powered two wheeler. Riders can filter through traffic, often use bus lanes and usually get closer to their end destination, cutting door to door journey times.

“Motorcycles are exempt from congestion charges with ‘fuel’ costing the equivalent of a penny a mile and nothing to pay for vehicle tax, plus cheaper or free parking. Switching to an electric motorcycle or scooter could result in huge savings for the average commuter, or for businesses which operate fleet vehicles.” 


About the Motorcycle Industry Association

The MCIA represents around 90% of the supply side of motorcycling, with over 130 members including manufacturers and importers, insurance and finance providers, accessory and component suppliers plus road safety stakeholders.

3.7 million pounds has been made available for the uptake of zero emission motorcycles and scooters.

Website for OLEV: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-low-emission-vehicles

Press contact

For more information on this initiative, please contact: Stevie Muir, MCIA public relations and communications officer

E.  P. +44 (0)79 89 37 85 97

  

 

Motorcycle registrations in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK up by 5.7%
12 Oct 2016

Motorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - grew by 5.7% during the first seven months of 2016, compared to the same period of 2015, reaching more than 522,800 units.

The strongest performance was recorded in Italy (+11.5%, 139,673 units), followed by Spain (+8.8%, 89,140 units), the UK (+6.9%, 72,200 units) and Germany (+1.9%, 116,322 units). Registrations remained stable in France (-0.2%, 105,206 units).

Documents available to download

Statistical data - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - July 2016 [xls]

Press release - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - July [pdf]

Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:
Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer
E. , P. +32 (0) 22 30 97 32.

Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 2.1% in July 2016
07 Oct 2016

A total of 830,468 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first seven months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 2.1% compared to the 813,116 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.

Registrations performed positively in most of the key European markets including Italy (155,425 units, +9.8%), Spain (98,858 units, +7.9%) and the UK (77,069 units, +5.8%). They declined in France (154,642 units, -1.3%) and Germany (132,874 units, -2.2%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 5.5% during the first seven months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 651,444 motorcycles were registered between January and July 2016, against 617,431 during the same period of 2015.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most of the largest European markets, including Italy (139,673 units, +11.5%), Spain (89,410 units, +8.8%), UK (72,200 units, +6.9%) and Germany (116,322 units, +1.9%) but they decreased in France (105,206 units, -0.2%).

Moped registrations

A total of 188,040 mopeds were registered during the first seven months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 203,421 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 7.6%.

Moped registrations increased in the Netherlands (41,368 units, +0.7%) but decreased in Italy (15,752 units, -2.9%), France (49,436 units, -3.4%), Poland (15,945 units, -20%) and Germany (16,552 units, -23.8%).

Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical data - July 2016 (xls)

ACEM - Statistical press release - July 2016 (pdf)

Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer

E.  

P. +32 (0) 22 30 97 32

 

 

ACEM-DVR European Training Quality Label
12 Sep 2016

Motorcycle training is a priority for the motorcycle industry. Motorcyclists must be able to make better and informed decisions about their training so that they can ride confidently and safely. This is why ACEM and the German Road Safety Council have joined forces to promote the best post-license training schemes in the European Union through a European Training Quality Label.

Documents available to download

ACEM-DVR European Training Quality Label [pdf]

 

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