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

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

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

2021 continues to astonish by recording yet another buoyant month in August, whilst in direct comparison to 2020 slightly down, the year-on-year comparison is not straight forward due to the impacts of COVID. What we can say is, the August market performance continues to exceed our expectations, performing well ahead of the last “Normal” year August (2019) showing a growth of over 24%.    

The first eight months of 2021 are now tracking at a positive 17.5% 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 incredible growth, showing a year-on-year market of nearly 200% ahead of 2020. This growth is coming from the up to 4 Kw and up to 11 Kw segments which means that last mile and commuting is where this market growth is showing its greatest success. 

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 Government’s Decarbonisation Plan where the sector has finally been recognised as a key part of the future of transport, MCIA will be working very closely with key departments to ensure the opportunities for growth in the sector can be fully realised.             

Tony Campbell Chief Executive of MCIA says: “I am running out of words to use that describe the market growth we are experiencing, as the new way of life settles down into some sort of normality, our customers are really appreciating the positive impact on their daily travel this sector can offer. We look forward to supporting government in expanding this further still as the way we move will surely change in the coming years”   

Notes for Editors:

More detail on July’s PTW registrations 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.