In the Netherlands, e-bikes are now more popular than regular bikes

E-bikes have seen their popularity skyrocket in recent years, but 2021 marked a historic year in the bike industry as, for the first time in the Netherlands, more e-bikes were sold than regular bikes. .

Electric bikes are now more popular among cyclists than regular bikes

2020 was already a banner year for the e-bike, as more and more Dutch people warmed up to the idea of ​​an e-bike. This trend continued last year, when 52% of all bikes sold in the Netherlands were electric, an increase of around 2% on the previous year.

According to the Bicycle and Automotive Industry Association (Vereniging RAI) and trade association BOVAG, e-bike sales now account for more than 76% of total bike sales revenue.

2021 has seen bicycle sales plummet in the Netherlands

While e-bike producers will surely consider 2021 to be an extremely profitable and successful year, bike sales overall saw a slight decline last year. In 2020, the number of bicycles sold increased by 9% compared to 2019.

In 2021, however, sales fell nearly 16%, from 1.1 million to 923,000, due to delivery issues and delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this drop, 2021 was still the second-best year ever for bicycle sales in the Netherlands, report RAI and BOVAG.

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