“Government gave clear support in their decarbonisation strategy where they considered Electric-Power Two Wheelers as a viable, green solution in urban areas for last mile delivery”, said Paddy O’Connell, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents PTW dealers in the UK, commenting on the Government’s publication of its Net Zero Strategy.
“This transition will no doubt have a positive commercial effect for NMDA dealer members. It is imperative to remember however, that a majority of motorcyclists are loyal hobbyists and enthusiasts”.
The strategy outlines plans to consult on the 2035 phase out date on the sale of new non-zero emission powered two and three wheelers (and other L category vehicles). If a faster transition appears feasible, the date will be moved to earlier.
Paddy O’Connell continues, "The NMDA will continue to engage with Government, and we will respond to all relevant consultations over the coming months”.
About the RMI
The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.