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Richard230

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European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:01:01 AM »

It looks like electric motorcycle sales throughout Europe declined so far this year.  I have no idea why.  But at least the EU gets the numbers. In the U.S. this sort of information appears to be a state secret:   ::)
http://www.motorcycle.com/features/european-bike-sales-also-down-in-2017.html

"Of those, a total of 3,121 electric motorcycles were registered between January and September 2017 – a 13.4% decline. The largest European markets for electric motorcycles were: France (892, +4%), Spain (808, +51.9%) Germany (405, -32.3%), and Austria (691, -60.5%)."
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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 04:37:28 AM »



"Of those, a total of 3,121 electric motorcycles were registered between January and September 2017 – a 13.4% decline. The largest European markets for electric motorcycles were: France (892, +4%), Spain (808, +51.9%) Germany (405, -32.3%), and Austria (691, -60.5%)."
Wow,
Austria is one tenth of Germany and 1.5% of Europe has more than 20% of Europe sales.  Even had more before ... as Austrian i am really suprised ... why ?
Cant hardly believe these numbers.


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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 06:32:04 AM »

I'm really kind of bummed....  I love motorcycles and have been riding for near 50 years....  I caught the electric bug about a year ago, and it's like being reborn....  I think electric is a kick in the pants, and it's becoming more and more viable everyday....  I just don't quite understand....
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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 07:45:42 PM »

Perhaps gas prices remain too cheap, and especially conveniently available, to incentivize the public to go electric and to ignore the range limitations and expense of electric motorcycles?
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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 07:55:24 PM »

Having done ZERO research (pun intended) I would guess that there is some tax or subsidy that used to exist in Germany that no longer applies.
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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 11:55:49 PM »

0.4% electric, one out of every 247 bikes.
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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 03:18:36 AM »



"Of those, a total of 3,121 electric motorcycles were registered between January and September 2017 – a 13.4% decline. The largest European markets for electric motorcycles were: France (892, +4%), Spain (808, +51.9%) Germany (405, -32.3%), and Austria (691, -60.5%)."
Wow,
Austria is one tenth of Germany and 1.5% of Europe has more than 20% of Europe sales.  Even had more before ... as Austrian i am really suprised ... why ?
Cant hardly believe these numbers.


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Austria sales are probably high because KTM is a domestic manufacturer, so probably selling quite a lot of their Freeride E

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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 08:33:20 PM »



"Of those, a total of 3,121 electric motorcycles were registered between January and September 2017 – a 13.4% decline. The largest European markets for electric motorcycles were: France (892, +4%), Spain (808, +51.9%) Germany (405, -32.3%), and Austria (691, -60.5%)."
Wow,
Austria is one tenth of Germany and 1.5% of Europe has more than 20% of Europe sales.  Even had more before ... as Austrian i am really suprised ... why ?
Cant hardly believe these numbers.


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Austria sales are probably high because KTM is a domestic manufacturer, so probably selling quite a lot of their Freeride E

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I prefer KTM instead a electric bike. Lol when it breaks it breaks and coast a fortune to fix. And as I am based in Canada  the extremely cold weather makes it even hardly to maintain

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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 02:26:11 PM »



"Of those, a total of 3,121 electric motorcycles were registered between January and September 2017 – a 13.4% decline. The largest European markets for electric motorcycles were: France (892, +4%), Spain (808, +51.9%) Germany (405, -32.3%), and Austria (691, -60.5%)."
Wow,
Austria is one tenth of Germany and 1.5% of Europe has more than 20% of Europe sales.  Even had more before ... as Austrian i am really suprised ... why ?
Cant hardly believe these numbers.


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Austria sales are probably high because KTM is a domestic manufacturer, so probably selling quite a lot of their Freeride E

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Ok, this could explain this numbers.
I have seen a new e-freeride Park opened two years ago with at least 20 of KTM e-bikes, but i think they have no licence plates, so not in statistics.

But in Austria ist also the johammer. . .and touristic:
Edelweiss Bike Travel of Austria hast been working with Zero Motorcycles to offer Alpine tours on Zero's   ...




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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 08:08:44 PM »

That is surprising because the forecasts I have been reading lately are for Electric Motorcycles to be growing compared to ICE market.

If there was a projected global growth I'd expect it to be in the more affluent and conscientious markets - so I would count on Europe.

 


http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3541395
"Conventional Motorcycles and Scooters Market Is on Track to Record a CAGR of 4.3% from 2017-2027"


https://rideapart.com/articles/new-study-forecasts-strong-electric-motorcycle-growth

"A recent study by Infiniti Research Ltd predicts that the electric motorcycle market will grow 42 percent in the next five years. Reported on military-technologies.net, the detailed analysis includes all major global markets, and identifies major players like Zero Motorcycles, Energica Motor Company, Lightning Motorcycle, and SAROLEA."
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Re: European electric motorcycle sales dropping
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 09:35:09 PM »

I wonder if we're trying to find too much significance in a simple glitch. Maybe Zero made a conscious decision to withdraw from the European market because they simply weren't making enough money overseas yet. Maybe the earliest adopter market has been satisfied and further penetration has been difficult. Maybe the colder weather in Europe just makes EVs a tougher sell (Tesla has a water cooling/warming system for their battery pack).
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