Understand the Potential of Shared Mobility in India

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Opting for shared mobility is way more cost-effective than buying an automobile and then maintaining it throughout its lifetime. This is why the Indian shared mobility market will witness a massive 56.8% CAGR between 2020 and 2025.

At this rate, the revenue generated from the provision of such services across the country is expected to increase from $1,025.8 million in 2019 to $3,952.8 million by 2025, according to PS Intelligence.

Key Findings of India Shared Mobility Market

  • Ride-hailing services remain ever popular
  • Urban road congestion major factor impelling people to share vehicles
  • Shared mobility services in India presently used most for occasional commuting
  • Use of shared mobility services by corporates to witness rapid rise
  • Electric and autonomous vehicles in sharing fleets could offer market players lucrative opportunities
  • Service providers focusing on raising funding for service launch and expansion

Cost-effectiveness is a key driver for the Indian shared mobility market as most people living in cities still are not too wealthy, therefore cannot afford to purchase vehicles. By sharing an automobile, people do not have to pay for the vehicle and fuel cost, regular repairs and maintenance, insurance, and parking, as all such expenses are borne by the service provider. Users only need to pay on the basis of the journey distance and time.

In the coming years, the ride-hailing category is expected to witness the fastest growth in the Indian shared mobility market, on the basis of service type. The millennials in big cities are rapidly shifting from conventional mobility options, such as buses and autorickshaws, to ride-hailing services, as these services are integrated with advanced technologies and offer the advantage of no crowding.

In the near future, the highest CAGR in the Indian shared mobility market, of 60.3%, is predicted to be seen in the daily commuting category, based on commuting pattern. The demand for shared mobility services for daily commuting is rising among young professionals and college-goers.

Personal will be the larger bifurcation in the Indian shared mobility market in the years to come, under segmentation by end use. Presently, such services are majorly used by people for visiting someone, traveling to the office or college, buying groceries, and leisure purposes, such as going to shopping malls, bars, stadia, and restaurants.

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