With 130,540 units (a 4.4% increase on a year-on-year basis) Italy remains the largest European motorcycle market, followed by France (98,660 motorcycles, +7.8%), Germany (97,620 motorcycles, +10.5%), Spain (72,900 motorcycles, +8.2%) and the UK (55,350 motorcycles, +3.4%).
Motorcycle registrations also increased in most European countries, with the exception of some relatively smaller markets (Ireland, Slovenia, Poland and Croatia).
Moped registrations in the EU continue decreasing
The European moped market reached 121,740 units during the first 6 months of 2018. This represents a decrease of about 32.1% compared to the registration levels of the first half of 2017 (179,260 units).
The largest markets for mopeds in Europe were: France (27,640 units), Netherlands (26,730 units), Germany (12,790 units), Italy (10,000 units) and Belgium (9,050 units).
Registrations of electric vehicles in the EU up by 49%
Combined registrations of electric mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles reached 21,100 units during the first six months of 2018. This represents a substantial increase of 49% compared to the registration levels of the first half of 2017 (14,160 units).
Most of the electric L-category vehicles registered in 2018 are mopeds (14,150 units), followed by motorcycles (5,370 units) and a much smaller number of quadricycles (about 1,580 units).
The largest European markets in terms of volume were France, where combined registrations of mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles totalled 5,430 units (+24.8% on a year-on-year basis), followed by Netherlands (3,890 vehicles, 48.6%), Belgium (3,830 vehicles, 62%), Spain (2,930 vehicles, +125.5%) and Italy (1,280 vehicles, +20.9%).
This article last updated on 20 of August to fix incorrect information regarding the year-on-year percentage change in the number of motorcycles and mopeds registered in the EU. All of the values for individual countries were correct and, therefore, not modified.
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