Sparta Sells 1st Thousand S-Pedelecs
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – The Dutch market is taking to the speed-pedelec very quickly. Market leader Sparta, part of the Accell Group has already sold more than 1,000 units on its home market, the Netherlands.
Official statistics indicate that up until September 1,000 (967) Sparta speed-Pedelecs license plates have been issued. Meanwhile, this figure should have grown to over 1,000.
Traffic regulation requires the same kind of registration and license plate for mopeds and speed-pedelecs. In the Netherlands the vehicle registration and publication of the statistics including the speed-pedelecs, is handled by the VWE.
Riese & Müller
The number two best-selling brand in terms of speed-pedelecs is Riese & Müller, with 509 registered vehicles until September. Another top selling speed-pedelec is the Swiss made and BMC branded Stromer. From January till September this speed-pedelec specialist sold 148 units in the Netherlands.
Sparta, Riese & Müller and Stromer together have sold and registered a total of 1,600 speed-pedelecs during the first three quarters of this year. This means that the total market volume will come close to 2,000 units for the whole of 2014. Speed-pedelecs sales have made a great start in their first year. The outlook for 2015 looks even better, as many more brands will enter this growth market.