240,000 electric scooters in the Netherlands
There are currently 167,000 illegal electric scooters on the road in the Netherlands. An additional 72,000 e-scooters are expected before the end of the year, according to research by market researcher Multiscope based on research among thousands of Dutch people. In total, therefore, 239,000 electric scooters will be driving around in the Netherlands before the end of 2021.
In addition, the market opportunities are phenomenal. According to figures site Statista, the analysts assume that the European market for e-steps will have a size of 12 to 15 billion euros by 2025. This shows that the potential of the electric scooter is enormous and will only increase.
We often hear from the market "I already have e-bikes. If I then add e-steps, I am a competitor to myself." The e-bike and e-step do not differ much in terms of convenience. If you ride long distances, the e-bike will probably come out a little better, while if you ride short distances, the electric scooter will be easier. Yet the e-step is the winner in terms of convenience, because you can grab the scooter a little easier and take it with you, for example in the car.
Although both modes of transport are safe, the electric bicycle scores slightly higher. People are more familiar with bicycles for the time being. We can therefore quickly conclude that an electric scooter is cheaper than an electric bicycle.
In conclusion, we can say that both the e-bike and the e-step are top purchases. They are safe, fast and clean ways to travel. From short trips to longer distances. They complement each other rather than compete. The electric bicycle is more suitable for longer distances, but the electric scooter is more suitable for shorter distances. The e-step comes out a bit better in terms of convenience and price, while the e-bike in turn may be slightly safer (although both are safe).