MCIA New Vehicle Registration Figures, June 2021

MCIA New Vehicle Registration Figures, June 2021

MCIA today released a new reporting format covering model styles. After over a decade in the previous format, it was decided that a new approach to defining model styles was long overdue. As the market has evolved, the sector has seen many new style categories arrive which were impossible to accurately report on in the previous format. MCIA will be providing full details explaining the new reporting in due course.

June 2021 Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) registration statistics show another impressive increase of 11.2% at 14,863 units against the same month in 2020, and 28% up on the 11,643 units for June 2019.

As new riders are able to access training and testing, dealerships are seeing the return of those looking to update their motorcycle for UK adventures, along with increased demand from those who have discovered, and converted to PTWs as an affordable, green and convenient commuting option. With Government guidance changing in the coming weeks to more office based working, we see this as a continuing trend as PTW’s offer a solution to transport headaches created by crowds, congestion and cost. Whilst we all hope COVID is moving behind us, commuters will be urged to travel safely, and there is no better way that using a PTW.

With more incredible year on year growth in the electric segment of 153.4% at 636 units, electric continues to be a serious contender for market share, offering the many PTW benefits, all with zero emissions.

Tony Campbell Chief Executive of MCIA says: “Growth in the market was expected but not at this incredible rate, with more and more commuters looking to travel with ease and versatility, PTW’s have all too often been overlooked, our sector has a key role to play in the future of mobility and transport and we believe this growth is just the beginning”.        

Please find the June PTW registration statistics here.


Notes for Editors:

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For further information on the new style reporting, or 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.

PTWs of up to 11Kw or 125cc can be ridden upon completion of a straightforward Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course, with no test required, making the transition to powered two wheels an accessible option.

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.