New study by Invers and mopedsharing.com: Moped sharing continues to grow worldwide
- Number of registered users increased by 33 percent within one year, number of cities where moped sharing is offered by 43 percent.
- The greenest fleet ever: 97 percent of all mopeds in sharing are electric
- Current trends: diversified business models, mobility-as-a-service and charging networks coming soon
Siegen, November 3rd, 2021 – Moped sharing is the “unsung hero” among vehicle sharing offers: the global sharing market for this specific vehicle type has been growing continuously since the launch of the first moped sharing offers in 2012. This growth is documented and analyzed in the Global Market Sharing Market Report 2021, which Invers and mopedsharing.com are publishing today. According to the report, around 110,000 mopeds are currently on the road worldwide as sharing vehicles, and 12 million users are registered for sharing offers. At the same time, the number of cities in which moped sharing is offered increased by 43 percent to 175 over the last 12 months, and the number of operators of moped sharing services increased by 13 percent to a total of 87 providers.
The fifth annual Global Moped Sharing Market Report is being published and launched today. The authors use public data, direct contacts among 87 worldwide moped sharing operators, and expert interviews to determine how demand and supply have shaped the market over the last 12 months. “The results prove with numbers what we experience in practice in projects and partnerships with our clients: the market is growing because the demand for flexible mobility in urban areas is increasing and mopeds promise significant growth as a sustainable sharing solution for medium distances in the mobility mix,” says Alexander Gmelin, co-author of the report and CPO at Invers. “Both report participants and our clients report that the investment climate has improved recently.”
Spain is still the largest market worldwide, followed by Taiwan, Germany, the Netherlands, India and France. New additions include Cyprus and Georgia. “During the report period, operators in Germany, the Netherlands and France added the most vehicles to their fleets,” explains Enrico Howe, author and creator of the study. “Western Europe is currently the strongest growth driver in the industry, with more than 36,500 mopeds on offer for sharing. Paris contributed to this growth by becoming an important hotspot for European moped sharing. Three large Dutch providers – GO Sharing, felyx and CHECK – expanded into Germany and contributed to the German market growing by 86% compared to the same period last year, to a current total of 13,000 shared mopeds. In the Netherlands, there were more tenders and many additional medium and small size towns.” Globally, the total number of sharing vehicles increased to 110,000 mopeds. Also of interest: the last 12 months record the greenest moped sharing fleet ever, as the share of electric-powered vehicles grew from 77% in the same period last year to 97% currently.
What currently most concerns the players in the industry is the expansion of business models, the further development of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offers, and a reliable charging infrastructure. The consequences of pandemic restrictions or lockdowns have shown that a diversified, broad-based offering with multiple revenue sources makes sense in the mobility market. Some shared mobility operators have entered the business of long-term rentals, others are building partnership in the area of delivery services to minimize the risk in times of reduced mobility. Furthermore, it can be observed that many cities and operators are pushing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) to promote sustainable transport alternatives. In addition to multimodal offers with several vehicle types available for sharing, there are currently more projects than ever intended to create efficient ecosystems that not only benefit transport and shared mobility operators, but above all the users themselves. For example, TIER is pushing MaaS solutions with various transport providers; Cityscoot has integrated its offer into the Uber app; and all major Dutch moped sharing providers such as CHECK, GO Sharing and felyx are connected to local and national MaaS solutions. There is also further momentum on the topic of charging infrastructure in the industry, as major new OEMs have started to collaborate in the past year to make it easier for users to charge electric mopeds. Battery charging networks and offers of user-based exchange systems for batteries also contribute to making electric mopeds more attractive to users.
You can find the full study here
Invers, inventor of automated vehicle sharing, enables mobility service providers to launch, operate and scale their offerings with integrated hardware and software solutions specifically designed for developers of shared mobility services. As the world’s first shared mobility technology company, Invers is developing and reliably maintaining the fundamental building blocks at scale to offer its customers cost-efficient and easily implementable tech solutions.
The company acts as an independent and reliable partner for operators of services such as car sharing, scooter sharing, ride pooling and car rental with the vision to make the use of shared vehicles more convenient and affordable than ownership. Customers include Share Now, Clevershuttle, Miles, Getaround, Flinkster, TIER, Bounce and Emmy. The company was founded in 1993 and has locations in Siegen, Cologne and Vancouver. The development takes place entirely in Germany. www.invers.com