MCIA Release May Registration Figures

MCIA Release May Registration Figures

MCIA today released the May 2021 powered two wheeler (PTW) registration statistics, showing yet another year on year increase of 148% at an incredible 13,398 units. Electric PTWs also continue to flourish with an increase of 340% against May 2020.

A year on from the first lockdown and the launch of the industry’s Unlock Your Freedom campaign, the economic, practical and environmental benefits of riding continue to offer an alternative to both four wheel and public transport solutions. Sales of leisure PTWs have also risen, indicating foreign travel restrictions are positively influencing sales, as more people choose riding as both a pastime and for domestic holidays.

Tony Campbell, CEO MCIA said, “May’s figures are against a time in 2020 when the first wave of the pandemic had hit. We forecast a positive summer for the sale of PTWs and associated products as restrictions ease and the backlog of those awaiting CBT and testing reduces.  As life returns to normal and people return to their leisure pursuits we’ll be ensuring our close links with Government consider PTWs at every opportunity”.

Find May PTW registration statistics here.


Notes for Editors:

Please credit MCIA when quoting this information.

MCIA is the body that represents the UK Powered Light Vehicle (PLV) industry.  PLVs can be defined as lightweight scooters, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, typically with zero or low-emission power. 

For more information about the work of MCIA and Powered Light Vehicles, or to interview MCIA CEO, Tony Campbell, please contact Gina Evans at or call 02476 408017.

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