E-Bike Sales in Germany Keeps Accelerating

Germany it rather good at gathering data on bike sales. Australia is pretty slack in comparison. The data is collected by the German industry association ‘Zweirad-Industriep-Verband’ (ZIV).

“What started with a sales growth of 11.5 percent in 2015 has been accelerating since. Of course this is about e-bikes which are so rapidly gaining in popularity in Germany that in 2019 sales growth in units stood at a huge 39 percent. In absolute numbers 1.36 million e-bikes were sold on Europe’s biggest bike market.”

E-Bike Sales in Germany Keeps Accelerating with 1.4 Million Sold in 2019, Jack Oortwijn, Bike EU, 12 Mar 2020

Sales per category

“For the first time ZIV has broken down the 1.4 million e-bikes sold into categories. It shows e-trekking models are the most sold ones with a 36 percent share in total sales; e-city bikes stands at 31 percent followed by e-MTBs at 26.5 percent and e-cargo bikes at 4 percent.Speed pedelecs and e-road bikes each scored a share of 0.5 percent and 1.5 percent ‘others’.”

E-Bike Sales in Germany Keeps Accelerating with 1.4 Million Sold in 2019, Jack Oortwijn, Bike EU, 12 Mar 2020
City centre with shops left and right. Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

How much are the sales worth?

“Sales in euros of regular bicycles as well as e-bikes came in at 4.23 billion euro; a 34 percent increase on the 2018 total for bike sales. Including P&A production and sales the 2019 turnover total for the German industry stands at some 7 billion euro.”

E-Bike Sales in Germany Keeps Accelerating with 1.4 Million Sold in 2019, Jack Oortwijn, Bike EU, 12 Mar 2020
Bike only bridge connecting the north and south of the city. Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

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