Moped and motorcycle registrations in the EU down by 6.1% during the first quarter of 2018
08 May 2018

Moped and motorcycle registrations in the EU down by 6.1% during the first quarter of 2018

Combined registrations of motorcycles and mopeds in the EU have reached 240,924 units during the first quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 6.1% compared to same period of the previous year, according to the latest figures released today by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).

Registrations increased in some of the largest European markets including Spain (32,170 motorcycles and mopeds, +11.5%) and the UK (24,609 units, +5.6%), remained stable in Italy (49,993 units, -0.6%) and decreased in France (47,081 units, -8%) and Germany (36,788 units, -13.5%).

Motorcycle registrations up by 4.7%

Registrations of motorcycles in the EU reached 203,853 units during the first 3 months of the year. This represents an increase of 4.7% compared to the same period of 2017. With 46,126 units (+1.4%), Italy remains the largest European motorcycle market, followed by France (36,979 motorcycles, +9.1%), Germany (36,058 motorcycles, +1.9%), Spain (29,063 motorcycles, +16.7%) and the UK (23,485 motorcycles, +7.4%).

Registrations in the moped segment reached 37,071 units (-40.2%) during the first 3 months of 2017. The largest moped market in Europe was the French one (10,102 units, -41.5%), followed by the Netherlands (8,856 units, -35.3%), Italy (3,867 units, -19.4%), Belgium (3,458 units, -14.8%), and Spain (3,107 units, -21.4%).

Registrations of electric vehicles in the EU up by 7.1%%

Combined registrations of electric mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles reached 8,281 units during the first 3 months of 2018. This represents an increase of 51.2% compared to the same period of 2017. The largest European markets in terms of volume were France with a total of 2,150 electric vehicles, followed by the Netherlands (1,703 units), Belgium (1,472 units), Spain (1,258 units) and Italy (592 units).

A total of 1,726 electric motorcycles were registered in the EU between January and March 2018 (+118.5% on a year-on-year basis). The largest European markets for electric motorcycles were: France (732 units, +228%), Spain (311 units, +161%) Netherlands (202 units, +304%), and Germany (173 vehicles, -10.4%).

Registrations of electric mopeds reached 5,824 units (+50.8% compared to the first 3 months of 2017). The largest European markets for mopeds were: Netherlands (1,501 units, +54.7%), Belgium (1,366 units, +91.9%), France (1,204 units, -11.6%), Spain (908 units, +197%) and Italy (310 units, +58.2%).

Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical data - January - March 2018 [xls]

ACEM - Statistical press release - January - March 2018 [pdf]

ACEM - Charts January - March 2018 [xls]

Charts - Cumulative registrations electric vehicles EU - Jan-March 2018 [jpg]

Charts - Cumulative registrations EU - Jan-March 2018[jpg]

Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications manager
E. 
M. +32 496 52 65 17

 

Publications and events

Contact us

European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers

Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée, 1 B1040
Brussels Belgium

+32 (0)22 30 97 32

VAT BE0451945071