As an innovative company and ACEM member, we consider it our responsibility to champion the decarbonization of transport independently of binding legal requirements. Based on the concept of “Right Vehicle, Right Place, Right Energy Carrier”, we share the ACEM strategy for decarbonization of Powered Two-Wheelers (PTWs) by 2050 and in this way support the goals of the European Green Deal and the “Sustainable and Smart Mobility” strategy of the European Commission. Maximum quality and safety for our customers are the focus when it comes to developing products and technology. By making targeted use of different drive technologies, we also want to do our bit to contribute to ecological goals and the ultimate goal of achieving carbon neutrality in the transport sector. By 2030, we want to generate at least a third of group sales with electrified two-wheelers.
By 2024, one of our goals is to introduce three electric platforms for entry-level vehicles, some of which may even be ridden without a motorcycle license. From 2024, MotoGP will operate using blended fuels. From 2027, 100 % of the fuels used in motorsport will be synthetic fuels.
invested in alternative drive technologies
Fleet emissions 1)
Sales of electrified two-wheelers 2)
1) Reduction in energy demand for products (motorcycles, excluding e-bicycles): Avg. emissions in g/km
2) Produced from the motorcycles, e-bicycles and electric balance bikes sold (unit number)
Key topics and measures
Innovations from in-house research & development
Our high research budget of around 8-9 % and the employee ratio of about 20 % working in R&D underline our committed R&D strategy that continuously delivers reliable and innovative technologies. The activities are combined in a dedicated research and development company and focus both on electric mobility and on synthetic fuels. The themes of recycling, standard battery swap systems (as a member of the SBMC – Swappable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium), developing our own traction batteries as well as the return and second life of batteries play just as important a role as synthetic fuels (e-fuels), energy savings resulting from lightweight construction and conserving resources with product solutions that are future-proof.
Impacts of the product design/end of life on the climate and environment
We consider the impacts that our products have on the climate and environment even during the product design phase. To do this, we make use of the very latest life cycle assessment tools to calculate the carbon footprint. This allows us to create more durable, easily repairable products that can be broken down into recyclable parts and materials and then be reused at the end of their useful life.
Impacts of using the product on the climate and environment
We are aware of the environmental impact caused by the use of our products. To minimize the exhaust and noise emissions when our products are used, we are working hard to develop and offer sustainable technologies. Compliance with environmental standards – currently Euro 5+ (exhaust) and RD-ASEP (noise) – is crucial when developing new products.
Product quality and user safety
The health and safety of our customers is always the top priority across all our product areas. Our goal is to produce extremely safe products of the highest quality because this also allows the products to be used reliably for longer. Quality assurance measures such as reliable testing facilities and rider assistance systems help us to deliver the best possible outcomes for our users – this results in a very low recall rate.