Speed pedelec registrations in Belgium stagnate in 2021
The wet summer months of 2021 have had a negative impact on the registrations of speed pedelecs. In spring, however, figures were still promising. In November, the results showed a slight recurrence, but in December, hardly 731 speed pedelecs were registered in Belgium, 13,16% less than in 2020. These are the conclusions of mobility federation Traxio’s latest report.
Compared to pre-corona times, registrations declined slightly in 2021 (-1,7%), from 12 596 in 2020 to 12 377 in 2021. In 2019, 13 417 units were sold. “The market is not peaking anymore, but figures from 2021 are stable; registrations only declined by -1,7%,” explains Filip Rylant, spokesperson for Traxio.
According to Guy Crab, spokesperson for Traxio Velo, more and more private individuals and companies opt for an ‘easier’ formula. “The time-consuming procedure for the application of a license plate is an obstacle. It curbs people’s desire to go for a speed pedelec.”
Also, bicycle shops confirm the stagnating trend. “Meanwhile, customers are familiar with this type of vehicle, but most of those who’re really interested in a speed pedelec already have one. And although the first models are gradually due for replacement, the market is getting saturated.”