The global ride hailing services market size is expected to reach USD 82.37 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is projected to register a CAGR of 12.8% during the forecast period. Rising need to combat the rushing traffic coupled with pilling road taxes is expected to expand the scope of ride-hailing services. These rides are easily traceable and the contacts of both the passenger and driver are easily accessible. This factor is projected to bode well for the adoption of these services. Low cost of car ownership and growing employment opportunities is expected to open new avenues over the next few years.
In January 2019, TukTuk-Ride launched a new ride hailing service app for ten major cities in India. The consumers have to pay INR 14 per kilometer for cabs and INR 8 per kilometer for bike taxis. The organization is also planning to expand their services by incorporating luxury cars, vintage cars, e-bikes, deliver vehicles, and ambulances in the same service segment. Dallas-based Alto launched its ride hailing service in January 2019, through the funding of USD 14.5 million from companies including Road Ventures and Frog Ventures. The company will expand to more U.S. cities by the end of 2019.
Some of the automotive manufacturers are expected to enter the market to maintain their customer base over the next eight years. For instance, developing economies including China and India are expected to remain some of the favorable destination as a result of urbanization and expansion of middle-income population. Furthermore, other cab hailing services are entering the China ride sharing service market. For instance, in October 2018, SAIC Motor, Geely and Daimler jointly announced plans for new ride hailing services in China. Additionally, BMW initiated its premium service, ReachNow for China in January 2019. The new venture has a crew of drivers to chauffer rides in a fleet of 200 BMW 5 series. The organization plans to include Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 in the fleet. The service will cost around USD 3 per kilometer.
In January 2019, Grab Holdings Inc. announced plans for commencing three new ride hailing services under the names, GrabShuttle, GrabCall, and GrabCall in Myanmar. GrabShuttle will be targeted at office workers and university students and GrabCall will allow booking cabs through call center agents. Grab Web Booking allows booking trips through online portals.
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Further key findings from the report suggest:
E-hailing offering segment accounted for more than 50% of the market share in terms of revenue in 2018
Car rental offering segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 13.8% from 2019 to 2025
North America held a market share exceeding 35% in 2018 and is anticipated to register significant growth over the forecast period
Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 13.9% in the ride hailing services market during the forecast period