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

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

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

The final quarter of 2021 sees another remarkable month for our sector. October closed at just 3.8% down on 2020, where we were expecting a far greater drop as the year-on-year comparisons are heavily distorted by COVID.       

The first 10 months of 2021 are now tracking at a positive 11.4 % compared to the previous year.  We expect this level of growth to continue through to the end of December. As remarked last month, the sales mix is performing well across all sectors of the market, outstripping 2020 numbers.

The fully electric market continues to deliver the level of growth we are becoming accustomed to.  The first 10 months of 2021 are up by 160% compared to 2020. E-PTW’s are becoming a clear and obvious choice, especially for short to medium distance commuting, and have become the first choice when businesses are renewing their last mile delivery fleets.

As we near the year end, our sector is looking forward to Motorcycle Live, which takes place from the 4th – 12th December at Birmingham’s NEC. We are expecting record crowds to visit the industry showcase, as we  welcome 55 powered two-wheeler manufacturer / brands to the event, along with top global producers of rider wear and accessories. Motorcycle Live this year will see its first dedicated fully electric test ride zone and many more opportunities for enthusiasts to ride their dream bike.

Tony Campbell Chief Executive of MCIA says: “We are proving each month that Powered Two Wheelers of all types are the way forward when it comes to supporting Government’s efforts to get us all adopting clean modes of transport.  Our sector can, and will, play a key role in decarbonising the way we move.  Even the current combustion engines are far more efficient and environmentally friendly than many fully electric cars. The market is now deciding, and our sector will be one of the obvious choices for the consumer”   


Notes for Editors:
More PTW registration statistics can be found at: https://www.mcia.co.uk/press-statistics 
Please credit MCIA when quoting this information.
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.