Besides positive developments in the electric car industry, the future for electric bicycles is looking bright as well. Between 2007 and 2016, the share of electric bicycle sales in the Netherlands rose significantly to roughly 25 percent. Therefore, it's not a surprise that the import value of electric bicycles in the Netherlands rose as well. In 2012, the import value amounted to approximately 85 million euros, compared to 2016, when the value more than doubled to roughly 197.6 million euros.
As mentioned previously, Dutch e-mobility companies particularly focus on electric scooters. Looking at the number of registered electric motor vehicles in the Netherlands, the moped (25km/h) was the most registered motor vehicle as of March 2017, with approximately 33,000 registrations. It was a significant difference compared to other vehicles. The 45 km/h moped, for example, got nearly 4,000 registrations.
There is a long way to go before the share of electric vehicles is higher than the petrol fuelled. However, the share of consumers thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle within 2015 and 2016 grew. In light of reducing the carbon footprint and the Paris Agreement this is a positive development, but the challenge remains to convince the majority of the potential and importance of electromobility.