Articles tagged with pike research

by admin on 11 October 2012

VW e-Scooter

According to a new report published by Pike Research the market for electric powered scooters will increase from its currently level of 12 million vehicles to 103 million by 2018.  The report goes on to state that almost 90% of these will be in China with cumulative sales of over 355 million units.  This is great news for the overall electrification of vehicles but could spell bad news for the enviornment as China's electricity production is primarily coal fired and notably "dirty" compared to plants in other countries.  Lets hope China can step up the generation of clean electrcity for that vast number of electric scooters. More »

by admin on 18 April 2011

According to Pike Research (the 'clean tech' research company) the number of electric motorcycles and scooters worldwide are set to boom to 137 million in the next six years (an average compound annual growth rate of 25%).  This new data has been published in their (paid-for-only) study "Electric Motorcycles and Scooters".  “Electric motorcycles and scooters have strong appeal for many consumers,” says senior analyst Dave Hurst.  “They are relatively low cost to own, do not take a lot of space, and are easy to maintain, therefore making them attractive for city dwellers.  Governments also like these vehicles because they can utilize existing transportation and electricity infrastructure without the congestion problems and emissions impacts of conventional automobiles.”
by admin on 2 November 2010

According to an article published by Pike Research the automotive industry is on the verge of mass-market plug-in electric vehicles.  Pike predict that PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) and BEVs (battery electric vehicles) will account for 3.2 million vehicle sales between now and 2015, a predicted compound annual growth rate of 106%.  Interestingly they claim that China will likely be the largest market with over 888,000 PHEVs and BEVs sold by 2015.More »