Powered Two Wheeler & other L-Category New Vehicle Registration Figures for September 2021

Powered Two Wheeler & other L-Category New Vehicle Registration Figures for September 2021

MCIA today released the September month and year to date new vehicle registration figures for the Powered two, three and light four-wheel sector (L-Category).

As we head into the final quarter of 2021, September proved to be another strong month, and especially encouraging as it is the second largest month in the calendar year due to the plate change.     

The first nine months of 2021 are now tracking at a positive 13.1% compared to the previous year. Unlike 2020, where the market was dominated by small commuter and last mile delivery products, 2021 is experiencing an amazing bounce-back across all sectors, including large capacity motorcycles that are predominately used for leisure and sport.

The fully electric market continues to deliver impressive growth, showing a year on year market of nearly 170% up on 2020. It is the low powered segments (up to 11kw) driving this growth, which is a direct result of Last Mile delivery fleets moving over to Electric, and new private users seeing the benefits of electric powered two wheelers. Early to say, but perhaps the recent fuel shortages will accelerate this growth further still.    

The sector continues to introduce class leading products that are really exciting the customer and proving efficient, safe and an enjoyable way to travel.

Following the publication of the Governments decarbonisation plan where the sector has finally been recognised as a key part of the future of transport, MCIA, in partnership with ZEMO will be launching the sector action plan to Government at Motorcycle Live in December.             

Tony Campbell Chief Executive of MCIA says: “We are not surprised at how the market has unfolded this year and expect this positive trend to continue into 2022. Road transport is facing tough challenges over the next few years, but I am confident our sector will be able to take full advantage of this and enjoy excellent growth, as the way we move changes in the future”    

Notes for Editors:

More PTW registration statistics can be found at: https://www.mcia.co.uk/press-statistics 

The 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. 

Also known as L-Category vehicles, they are an answer to the traffic congestion and air quality challenges created by personal and goods transportation.

For more information about the work of MCIA, and Powered Light Vehicles, or to interview CEO Tony Campbell, please contact Gina Evans at g.evans@mcia.co.uk.