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  • nasdaq_99 nasdaq_99 Jan 21, 2012 6:07 PM Flag

    Article on E=Scooter market

    According to a new Pike Pulse report published by Pike Research, the two electric motorcycle and scooter manufacturers who are best positioned to take advantage of upcoming shifts in the market are Zero Motorcycles and Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle.

    The market for electric motorcycle and electric scooters is nascent in most regions of the world, except for Asia-Pacific. The vast majority of e-motorcycle and e-scooter sales in 2011 occurred in that region (17 million vehicles estimated for Asia Pacific, versus just over 30,000 for the rest of the world combined), but the market is on the verge of major competitive changes over the next couple of years, according to Pike. A few large vendors, including Honda and KTM, have entered the market, while competitors such as Brammo, New Vetrix, and Current Motor Company have drastically revised their business plans or developed new products over the last two years.

    Because the e-motorcycle and e-scooter market is in the early adopter stage, Pike suggests, the business relationships, distribution and production strategies, and sustainable business models are not yet fully developed in many cases. Pike Research found that there are no OEMs that could be considered Leaders in these rankings, but by the same token, there are no Followers either.

    Most e-motorcycle and e-scooters are still in their first or second generation. Business relationships, distribution and production strategies, and sustainable business models are still in formation. Because the market is still in its very early stages, most of the overall rankings in our Pike Pulse report are lower than one would expect in a mature or fully developed market.

    —senior analyst Dave Hurst

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