Electric Motorcycles and Scooters

Market Drivers and Barriers, Government Policies, Technology Issues,
Key Industry Players, and Global Demand Forecasts

Sales of e-scooters and e-motorcycles have shown slow but consistent growth over the last few years, resulting in sales volumes in many regions that are high enough to be attractive to new competitors, but not large enough for breakaway market leaders or profitability yet. The one exception is in China, where e-scooters and e-motorcycles represent a much more mature market, selling in the millions of units for several years. In 2012, the Chinese market accounted for 81% of the global e-scooter and e-motorcycle market.

The significantly lower operating cost and falling prices of e-motorcycles and e-scooters have grown interest from fleet customers like delivery companies, police and security forces, and even taxi services in some regions. As these products provide more robust features, including longer range capability and higher speeds, demand for e-motorcycles and e-scooters will accelerate even more quickly. Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of e-motorcycles and e-scooters will reach 18.6 million by 2018.

This Pike Research report provides a comprehensive examination of the market drivers and barriers, technology issues, governmental incentives and regulations, and key drivers of growth in the e-motorcycles and e-scooters industry. The report includes e-motorcycle and e-scooter sales forecasts through 2018, as well as detailed profiles of key industry players. The report also provides forecasts for lithium ion and lead-acid battery technologies used in e-scooters and e-motorcycles.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How large will the electric motorcycle and scooter markets be globally through 2018?
  • What are the differences between electric motorcycles and scooters?
  • What are the key drivers of growth in the e-motorcycle and e-scooter markets?
  • Who are the key customers for e-motorcycles and e-scooters?
  • How will the electric car market influence the e-motorcycle and e-scooter market?
  • What are the differences between the different types of batteries used in e-motorcycles and e-scooters?
  • How fast will lithium ion batteries penetrate the e-scooter market?
  • What are the cost drivers for e-motorcycles and e-scooters?
  • Who are the key industry players in the e-motorcycle and e-scooter markets?
Who needs this report?
  • Motorcycle and scooter manufacturers
  • Component, motor, and battery suppliers
  • Electric vehicle charging equipment manufacturers
  • Dealers/retailers
  • Utilities
  • Fleet managers
  • Industry associations
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 Market Issues

1.1.1 Market Definitions

1.1.2 Market Drivers

1.2 Technology Issues

1.3 Market Forecasts

2. Market Issues

2.1 Definitions

2.2 Two-Wheel Vehicles as Transportation

2.3 Two-Wheel Vehicles as Recreation Vehicles

2.4 Impact of Urbanization

2.5 Interaction with the Light Duty Electric Vehicle Market

2.5.1 Impact of Light Duty Electric Vehicle Market on E-Motorcycles and E-Scooters

2.5.2 Impact of E-Motorcycle and E-Scooter Markets on Light Duty Electric Vehicles

2.6 Electric Motorcycle Racing

2.7 Specialty Uses

2.7.1 Cargo Delivery

2.7.2 Police and Security

2.7.3 Increased Passenger Capacity

2.7.4 Off-Road Motorsports

2.8 China’s E-Motorcycle and E-Scooter Markets

2.8.1 Chinese Demographic Shifts

2.8.2 Bans on Motorcycle Usage

2.9 Current Market Barriers

2.9.1 Availability of Products

2.9.2 Geography and Weather

2.9.3 Average Vehicle Prices

2.9.4 Relationship Between Gas Prices and Scooter Demand

2.10 Government Policies

2.10.1 Municipal Rules for Motorcycles/Scooters

2.11 Sales and Service Issues

3. Technology Issues

3.1 Battery Technology

3.1.1 Lead-Acid

3.1.1.1 Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid

3.1.1.2 Silicone Batteries

3.1.2 Nickel-Metal Hydride

3.1.3 Lithium Ion

3.2 Battery Management

3.3 Electric Motors

3.4 Vehicle Drivetrain Component Costs

3.5 Vehicle Recharging

3.5.1 Charging Equipment Standards

4. Key Industry Players

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Key OEMs

4.2.1 Brammo, Inc.

4.2.2 Honda

4.2.3 iO Scooter

4.2.4 Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle Co., Ltd.

4.2.5 Terra Motors

4.2.6 Vectrix

4.2.7 Vmoto Ltd.

4.2.8 Zero Motorcycles, Inc.

4.3 Industry Participants

4.3.1 BOXX Corp.

4.3.2 Current Motor Company

4.3.3 e-Moto LLC

4.3.4 GOVECS

4.3.5 IDBike GmbH (Elmoto)

4.3.6 Kawasaki

4.3.7 KTM

4.3.8 Lifan Group

4.3.9 Mission Motors

4.3.10 Von Roll/Quantya Motorcycles

4.3.11 Xtreme Green Products, Inc.

4.3.12 Zongshen PEM Power Systems, Inc.

4.4 Key Suppliers

4.4.1 AllCell Technologies

4.4.2 Chaowei Power

4.4.3 Flextronics

4.4.4 KLD Energy Technologies, Inc.

4.4.5 Panasonic/Sanyo

4.4.6 Parker Hannifin

4.4.7 Perm Motor

4.4.8 Sevcon

4.4.9 Tianneng Power International Ltd.

5. Market Forecasts

5.1 E-Motorcycle Sales by Region

5.1.1 North America

5.1.2 Western and Eastern Europe

5.1.3 Asia Pacific

5.1.3.1 China

5.2 E-Scooter Sales by Region

5.2.1 North America

5.2.2 Eastern and Western Europe

5.2.3 Asia Pacific

5.2.3.1 China

5.3 E-Motorcycle and E-Scooter Sales by ICE Engine Size Equivalent

5.4 E-Motorcycle and E-Scooter Sales by Battery Type

5.5 Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Company Directory
7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
8. Table of Contents
9. Table of Charts and Figures
10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Cumulative Battery Capacity of E-Motorcycles and E-Scooters by Battery Type, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Sales, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Urban Population Rates, World Markets: 2012, 2015
  • ICE Scooter Sales and Regular Unleaded Gas Prices, United States: 2005-2012E
  • Annual Electric Motorcycle Sales by Country, North America: 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Motorcycle Sales by Country, Europe: 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Motorcycle Sales by Country, Asia Pacific (Excluding China): 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Motorcycle Sales by Forecast Scenario, China: 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Scooter Sales by Country, North America: 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Scooter Sales by Country, Europe: 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Scooter Sales by Country, Asia Pacific (Excluding China): 2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Scooter Sales by Forecast Scenario, China: 2012-2018
  • Market Share of E-Motorcycles/E-Scooters by ICE Engine Size Equivalents, North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific: 2018
  • Percentage of Li-ion Batteries in E-Motorcycles and E-Scooters, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Two-Wheel Electric Vehicles
  • SAE Connectors
  • CHAdeMO Connector

List of Tables

  • Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Definitions by Region
  • Electric Two-Wheel Vehicle Definitions by Region
  • Chinese Cities Banning or Restricting Motorcycles: 2010
  • Comparison of Electric and Gas-Powered Motorcycle and Scooter Costs: 2012
  • Current E-Motorcycle and E-Scooter Government Incentives
  • Battery Chemistry Characteristics
  • Lithium Ion Battery Chemistry Characteristics
  • Drivetrain Component Percentage of Costs for E-Motorcycles and E-Scooters: 2012
  • Brammo Product Line: 2013
  • Brammo SWOT
  • Honda SWOT
  • iO Scooter Product Line: 2012
  • iO Scooter SWOT
  • Xinri E-Vehicles SWOT
  • Terra Motors Product Line: 2012
  • Terra Motors SWOT
  • Vectrix Product Line: 2013
  • Vectrix SWOT
  • Vmoto (E-Max) Scooter Product Line: 2012
  • Vmoto SWOT
  • Zero Motorcycles Product Line: 2013
  • Zero Motorcycles SWOT
  • GOVECS Product Line: 2013
  • Urban Population Rates, World Markets: 2012, 2015
  • Gasoline Retail Price, United States: 2005-2012
  • ICE Scooter Sales, United States: 2005-2012
  • Annual ICE Motorcycle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2010-2013
  • Annual ICE (<150cc) Scooter Sales by Region, World Markets: 2010-2013
  • Annual ICE Two-Wheel Vehicle Sales by Segment and Region, World Markets: 2010-2013
  • Annual E-Motorcycle Sales by Region, World Markets:2012-2018
  • Annual E-Scooter Sales by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Cumulative E-Motorcycle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Cumulative E-Scooter Sales by Region, World Markets:2012-2018
  • Annual Electric Two-Wheel Vehicle Sales by Segment, China: 2008-2011
  • Annual Electric Two-Wheel Vehicle Sales by Segment, China: 2012-2018
  • Alternative Annual Electric Two-Wheel Vehicle Sales by Segment, China: 2012-2018
  • Annual E-Motorcycle/E-Scooter Sales by ICE Engine Size Equivalents, North America: 2012-2018
  • Annual E-Motorcycle/E-Scooter Sales by ICE Engine Size Equivalents, Western and Eastern Europe: 2012-2018
  • Annual E-Motorcycle/E-Scooter Sales by ICE Engine Size Equivalents, Asia Pacific: 2012-2018
  • Annual E-Motorcycle/E-Scooter Sales by ICE Engine Size Equivalents, North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific: 2012-2018
  • Percentage of E-Motorcycles with Li-ion Batteries by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Percentage of E-Scooters with Li-ion Batteries by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Percentage of E-Motorcycles and E-Scooters with Li-Ion Batteries by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Cumulative Battery Capacity of Li-ion E-Motorcycle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Cumulative Battery Capacity of Li-ion E-Scooter Sales by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Cumulative Battery Capacity of Lead-Acid E-Motorcycle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018
  • Cumulative Battery Capacity of Lead-Acid E-Scooter Sales by Region, World Markets: 2012-2018

 

 

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