Electric motorcycle company Maeving, based in Coventry, has chosen Lloyds Banking Group as their exclusive finance partner. The company, founded in 2019, is charging ahead with electric vehicle (EV) adoption through their production of desirable British-built electric motorbikes.
Maeving’s electric motorbikes combine the quality and finish of a high-end motorcycle with innovative removable battery technology. This means the bikes can be charged from any standard plug socket, with no need to install a dedicated charging point.
The demand for electric motorcycles is increasing; in 2021, there were 6,028 new electric motorbike registrations in the UK, and this number is expected to be over 31,000 by the end of 2025 . Black Horse is already the number one UK lender for motorbikes, and this new partnership with Maveing will be the first relationship with a manufacturer that is completely focused on EVs.
Nick Williams, Managing Director Transport, Lloyds Banking Group, commented: “As the UK’s market leader in automotive funding and leasing, we’ve made supporting the transition towards a zero-emission future central to our vision, helping motorists and companies make the move to electric.
“As the uptake of electric vehicles continues to gather pace, we’ll work closely with government departments and manufacturers to ensure that the supply of vehicles and supporting charging infrastructure is able to withstand the demand from motorists.
“Our partnership with Maeving is a really exciting development for us. It’ll help more people go electric, and our shared ethos and ambition mean we can help each other on our respective journeys to net zero.”
Will Stirrup, Co-Founder, Maeving, commented: “As a new UK manufacturer, Maeving is delighted to be working with the UK market leader for vehicle asset finance. Through a deep and constructive partnership, we were able to integrate Blackhorse's quote and apply journey directly onto our direct to consumer website via API. To our knowledge this is a first for an EV motorcycle manufacturer."