Bike-sharing startups Bounce, Yulu, and VOGO are making ready for larger demand in a post-covid world, with specialists and founders saying that self-driven two-wheelers pose decrease threat of an infection in comparison with shared cabs.
Mobility firms now plan to introduce longer rental choices and new pricing fashions for customers. Earlier, bike-sharing startups centered on each day commuters, together with workplace goers and folks masking quick distances, similar to from Metro and bus stations to dwelling.
The demand for driverless options is anticipated to peak after the lockdown is lifted, stated Vivekananda Hallekere, CEO of Bounce. “We may even see folks transferring from crowded public transport to self-ride scooters the place the pricing is similar or decrease than public transport,” he stated.
“We imagine that the necessity for secure, reasonably priced private mobility cuts throughout segments. We anticipate to proceed to serve workplace goers in giant volumes. However, we additionally anticipate our buyer base will mirror the bigger populace within the variety of commute wants we service and never simply be restricted to workplace journeys put up lockdown,” stated Anand Ayyadurai, CEO, VOGO.
Mobility firms are dashing to implement disinfectant measures for shared automobiles and new subscription choices for commuters trying to make use of automobiles for longer durations.
Bounce has already began disinfecting and sanitizing bikes with antimicrobial options. VOGO and Yulu have additionally taken related measures to dispel fears.
Bike-sharing platforms are additionally making ready to introduce each day, weekly, and month-to-month rental choices. This is a departure from the sooner pricing fashions the place customers had been charged for every journey.