Conference on Challenges Coming with Unprecedented E-Bike Sales Growth
BRUSSELS, Belgium – With the latest e-bike sales figures going through the roof the European Cyclists’ Federation, leaders of 2017’s EU Cycling Strategy, is about to publish new scenarios for cycling’s EU policy roadmap, suggesting that 2030 bike sales could be more than double previous estimates. At a high-level policy event organised by Cycling Industries Europe on May 22nd in Brussels ECF will challenge industry colleagues with the new estimates and ask “Are you ready to deliver these numbers?”
Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) will respond to the business challenges needed to deliver and to defend the growth figures. At their policy event “Cycling Industries 2030 – taking the lead in new mobility” CIE will debate the EU sales projections with EU officials, ECF and other stakeholders. This will include expert panels in the topics of the digitalization of cycling and new business models and financial opportunities such commercial fleet leasing via banks and insurance schemes.
E-bike sales in 2030: 29 million!
As the e-bike market grows by more than 20 percent annually the highest scenarios suggest sales in 2030 could be as much as a stunning 29 million units. The 2017 EU Cycling Strategy predicted annual sales of 12 million units by 2030, provided all recommendations issued to the public authorities were completely implemented by then. Current trends suggest that potential demand is way ahead of this forecast and it can only be revised upwards, even above the current level for all bicycle sales.
‘Taking the lead in new mobility’
All companies and policy makers in the mobility sector are invited to attend the conference, taking place at the heart of the EU with senior representatives of the European Commission.
“Cycling Industries 2030 – taking the lead in new mobility” takes place on 22nd May at Scotland Europa, Brussels. Places are limited, so early booking is strongly advised.