LONDON, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global electric scooter and motorcycle market size was $12,961.8 million in 2016, and is expected to reach $22,192.0 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% during 2017-2025. Electric two-wheelers can maneuver through congested streets; can be charged from traditional wall outlets and often have a removable battery, allowing them to be charged indoors. The demand for electric vehicles is increasing due to rapid transformations taking place in the energy efficient and green automotive industry, and its positive impact on several alarming environmental, energy and traffic congestion issues observed in the recent past. Electric scooters and motorcycles are emerging as the need of hour, as commuters are in demand for solutions that provide innovative travelling experience with long distance coverage backup. The electric scooters and motorcycles have been categorized into 48V, 24V, 36v and are available in even more voltages like 60V and 72V. The speed of the scooter and motorcycle range from 30 km/hr to 70 km/hr. All electric scooters and motorcycles are provided recharging by plugging into ordinary wall outlets, usually taking about eight hours to charge.
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As per the findings of the research, electric scooters were in higher demand compared to electric motorcycles. Sealed lead acid battery vehicles have been the largest revenue contributor in the global market; however, Li-ion battery based scooters and motorcycles are expected to witness the highest growth in demand, during the forecast period. China had been globally the largest market for these electric vehicles; whereas, the market is expected to witness the highest growth in India, during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific stands as the largest electric scooter and motorcycle market
Geographically, Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 90% of the global electric scooter and motorcycle shipments in 2016. The highest growth in shipment is expected in Europe, during the forecast period; however, the market in North America is also expected to grow at nearly the same rate. The growth of the electric scooters and motorcycles market in Asia-Pacific is due to rapid urbanization and increase in household incomes, which is attracting the consumers to replace their fuel-driven two-wheelers with the electric variant. China, India, Indonesia, Japan and S. Korea are the major electric two-wheeler markets in Asia-Pacific; other major markets in the region include Australia, and Vietnam.
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