Currently, we are over 200 million electric scooter in use in China, and annual sales of electric scooter in Europe are approaching 2 million units today.
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life.” Change is certainly at the center of motorized vehicle industries at this moment, whether four wheels or two. Some major jurisdictions, in fact, are mandating a relatively rapid move to electric powered vehicles, and the increasing focus on climate change may force internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles off the roads sooner than we might imagine.
Of course, we spend plenty of time in the motorcycle industry talking about the rise in popularity of motorcycles powered by electric motors, rather than traditional ICE – with perhaps the largest issue being the relatively short range, and lengthy recharging time, associated with electric motorcycles.
A related trend might be even more important, i.e., the rise in popularity of electric scooter worldwide. Electric scooter are the powered two wheelers that are exploding in popularity, The growth rate in electric scooter sales far outstrips that of motorcycles.
Electric bikes scooters , of course, have pedals by definition. In various jurisdictions they may be limited to 20 mph, or 28 mph, in order to permit their operation without a license, registration and insurance, as well as to make them bike lane legal. Some Ebike manufacturers, of course, are already moving into full fledged scooter and motorcycle production, while some traditional motorcycle manufacturers are making electric scooter and motorcycle .
The traditional motorcycle manufacturers selling or developing electric scooter and electric motorcycle .
Will Ebike manufacturers displace many of the traditional motorcycle manufacturers as the two industries eventually merge over the next 5 to 10 years? Give us your thoughts below.