Italian e-bikes in demand
The domestic production of e-bikes has been increasing steadily over the past 5 years from 50,000 units in 2016 to 280,000 in 2020. Last year, exports of Italian made e-bikes increased by 28%, while imports grew by a staggering 67%. The IBD is still the preferred place to buy an bicycle in Italy. More than 70% of the total market of € 2 billion was generated by the IBDs.
The main question for the future remains, will Italian shop owners be able to treasure the fortune they have found and how can they ensure that the trend holds? “Obviously, this topic is already being discussed within ANCMA,” confirms Nigrelli. “What we can do as an association is to keep the relationships we developed last year with the Ministry for Economic Transition, the Ministry for Economic Development and the Ministry for Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility alive. We have to keep the government’s interest high and continue along the path we have mapped out.”