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Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations increase by 3.9% on a year-on-year basis
13 Sep 2015

A total of 810,986 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first seven months of 2015 in the EU. This represents an increase of 3.9% compared to the 780,585 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (91,631 units, +20.6%), the UK (72,646 units, +13.2%), Italy (141,278 units, 5.4%), and Germany (132,252 units, +0.9%). They decreased in France (156,610 units, -2.5%).

Motorcycle registrations

Motorcycle registrations Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 9.6% during the first seven months of 2015 on a year-on year basis. A total of 613,711 motorcycles were registered between January and July 2015, against 559,733 during the same period of 2014. Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all key European markets, namely Spain (82,194 units, +21.9%), the UK (67,349 units, +15.6%), Italy (125,062 units, +8.6%), Germany (114,191 units, +6.5%), and France (105,453 units, +1.1%).

Moped registrations

A total of 197,275 mopeds were registered during the first seven months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 220,852 mopeds had been registered during the same period of 2014. This represents a decrease of 10.7%. Registrations increased in Spain (9,437, + 9.7%), although they decreased in France (51,157 units, -9.2 %), the UK (5,297 units, -11%), Germany (18,061 units, -24.1%) and Italy (16,216 units, -14.5%).


Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical press release - July 2015.pdf [0.27 MB]

ACEM - Statistical data - July 2015.xls [0.25 MB]

Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations increase by 3.8% on a year-on-year basis
03 Aug 2015

A total of 666,119 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first six months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 3.4% compared to the 644,527 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (72,097 units, +19.9%) and the UK (61,325 units, +13%), Italy (113,246 units, 2.3%) and Germany (114,770 units, +1.8%) They decreased in France (127,425 units, -2.9%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 8.3% during the first six months of 2015 on a year-on year basis. A total of 505,229 motorcycles were registered between January and June 2015, against 466,496 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all key European markets, namely Spain (64,616 units, +20.9%), the UK (56,950 units, +15.3%), Italy (100,672 units, +5.1%) and Germany (96,709 units, +5%), and France (87,672 units, +0.3%).

Moped registrations

A total of 160,890 mopeds were registered during the first six months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 178,031 mopeds had been registered during the same period of 2014.

This represents a decrease of 9.6%. Registrations increased in Spain (7,481, + 12.2%), although they decreased in France (39,753 units, -9.2 %), the UK (4,375 units, -10.1%), Germany (18,061 units, -12.3%) and Italy (12,574 units, -15.5%).


Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical press release - June 2015.pdf [0.27 MB]

ACEM - Statistical data - June 2015.xls [0.25 MB] 

Would you like to help us develop a new vehicle? RESOLVE launches online survey
07 Jul 2015

An online survey with the objective of gaining a better understanding of people’s real needs in terms of urban mobility has been launched by the members of the RESOLVE project.

The survey, available here, will help the members of the consortium to develop new components and systems for electric L-category vehicles as well as to propose new vehicle concepts (tilting and narrow track). 

Please note that no personal data will be collected in the process and that all of your answers will be kept confidential

About RESOLVE

RESOLVE, “Range of Electric SOlutions for L-category VEhicles”, is a research project bringing together two of the largest light-vehicles manufacturers in the European Union, Piaggio and KTM, and a wide range of companies and research institutions including BOSCH GMBH (Germany) Idiada Automotive Technology SA (Spain), the University of Warwick (UK), Universita Degli Studi di Firenze (Italy) and Universita di Pisa (Italy).

The main objective of this consortium is to develop components and systems for electric L-category vehicles.

All the advances will be demonstrated in two tilting four-wheeled prototypes, although the findings of the project will be applicable to the complete range of electric light vehicles.

More information

To learn more about RESOLVE please click here.

Should you be interested in receding additional information about the project, please contact  

Innovation and mobility will be the key themes of ACEM's 2015 annual conference
22 Jun 2015

The theme of ACEM's 2015 annual conference will be LET'S INNOVATE! Motorcycles, mopeds, tricycles and quadricycles, the smart choice

ACEM Secretary General discusses how electric L-category vehicles will help urban areas face the challenges currently confronting them in Pan European Networks
04 Jun 2015

Article publised in the June edition of Pan European Networks. 

L-category vehicles, i.e. powered two and three wheelers and quadricycles, are a very popular form of transport in cities facing congestion problems.

Commuters in London, Paris, Rome or Madrid know for a fact that these vehicles reduce travelling times, are easier to park in cities, and have reduced running costs. 

Motorcycles have many fleet and logistics applications, too. Police, paramedics and breakdown services all use motorcycles when they need to cut through traffic

Moreover, as a result of their reduced volume compared to other road vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles reduce congestion levels in urban areas. This is why “the use of smaller, lighter and more specialised road passenger vehicles must be encouraged,” as the European Commission rightly pointed out in its 2011 White Paper on transport policy...

To read the full article, please click here... 

Private and public sector discuss how to improve motorcycle safety in Poland
01 Jun 2015

On 5 May ACEM co-organised together with PZPM, the Polish motorcycle industry association, a workshop to discuss how to improve road safety levels for motorcycle users in Poland.

This event is part of the activities developed by ACEM within its Road Safety Strategy.

Participants included Polish public authorities from the National National Road Safety Council and the National Traffic Police, NGOs working on transport safety (i.e. the Partnership for Road Safety and the National Transport Research Institute) and representatives from the One Track Foundation, the organisation that represents Polish motorcyclists.

The state of motorcycle safety in the EU

ACEM road safety coordinator, Dr. Veneta Vassileva, delivered a comprehensive presentation on ACEM’s road safety strategy. She elaborated on the latest European data on road safety, which shows a positive evolution for riders, existing good practices to reduce rider accidents and ACEM’s plan to develop intelligent transport systems.

She concluded by stressing that there is a pressing need for motorcycles to be included in transport, mobility and safety plans at both national and local level. 

Possible cooperation between key stakeholders

The meeting participants exchanged views on the possible creation of a motorcycle safety platform that would allow key stakeholders to discuss motorcycle safety in Poland on a regular basis.

Other issues discussed included the integration of motorcycle safety measures in the National Road safety plan of action, awareness-raising communication initiatives for promotion of protective equipment and training, as well as the benefits of allowing motorcycles to access bus lanes in cities.

Participants agreed to continue liaising about these ideas in order to prepare for their implementation in Poland in the near future.

Next steps

As part of its Road Safety Strategy, ACEM together with national motorcycle associations will organise road safety workshops in Italy, France, Spain and Greece throughout 2015.


Documents available to download

ACEM road safety strategy - full version.pdf [3.81 MB] 

 

Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations increase by 0.2% on a year-on-year basis
29 May 2015

A total of 388,000 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first four months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 0.2% compared to the 387,080 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014. Registrations performed positively in Spain (40,380 units, +16.8%) and the UK (36,425 units, +11.7%).

They decreased in Germany (73,220, -0.6%), Italy (64,660 units, -1.2%) and France (75,490 units, -5.6%). 

 Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 4.9% during the first four months of 2015 on a year-on-year basis. A total of 295,760 motorcycles were registered between January and April 2015, against 281,950 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in key European markets including Spain (36,025 units, +17.4%), the UK (33,690 units, +13.8%), Germany (62,210 units, +3.8%) and Italy (57,425 units, +1.3%). Registrations decreased in France (52,265 units, -2.7%).

Moped registrations

A total of 92,250 mopeds were registered during the first four months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 105,130 mopeds had been registered during the same period of 2014, representing a decrease of 12.2%.

Registrations increased in Spain (4,360, + 12%), although they decreased in the UK (2,735 units, -9.6%), France (23,225 units, -11.5 %), Italy (7,230 units, -17.8%) and Germany (11,010 units, -19.8%).


Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical press release - April 2015.pdf [0.27 MB]

ACEM - Statistical data - April 2015.xls [0.25 MB]

Honda launches 5th edition of its 'Rider of the Year' competition
26 May 2015

Honda Motor Europe Spain recently announced the launch of the 5th edition of the Rider of the Year competition.

The competition will be open to all members of the Spanish police forces. Registrations will be open from 5 May to 15 June 2015.

During the first phase participants are required to answer an online questionnaire which includes questions on motorcycling techniques, driving legislation and first aid. The questionnaire will be available here until 15 June 2015.

The 20 contestants with the best scores will continue to the next phase.

During the second phase of the competition, the shortlisted participants will be required to successfully pass a series of practical and theoretical tests. The rider who demonstrates the highest degree of riding skill and safety awareness will receive an Honda CB500F. All the other finalists will also receive prizes.

The finals will take place on 26 September 2015, at the Honda Institute for Security in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (Barcelona). The 2014 edition of Rider of the Year competition attracted more than 5,000 participants.

More detailed information can be found at http://www.honda-montesa.es/concurso-honda/ 

Requirements

• Member of Spanish police force

• Driving license A or A2

• Not having participated in any other edition of the competition

• TIP number

About the Honda Safety Institute

The Honda Safety Institute (“Honda Instituto de Seguridad” or HIS) opened its doors in September 2009.

The centre was originally created with the aim of providing training for motorcyclists. Nearly 11,000 motorcyclists have been trained in this facility to become better riders, improving their own safety and that of other road users.

 

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