Purpose built vehicles for mobility services

As the automotive market is gradually adopting the trend of autonomous driving, which is estimated to reach mass production within the next five to ten years, Purpose-built vehicles already provide a unique travelling experience for passengers. But the market requirements are already changing significantly. Companies offering mobility services like Uber in the United States or Didi Chuxing in China require a fleet that enhances the passenger ride. The major features include specific passenger experiences, flexibility of use and low prices. The new purpose-built vehicles are designed to meet the requirements for mobility on demand.
According to the Roland Berger study “A new breed of cars”, the demand for purpose-built vehicles will grow decisively. Until 2020 the amount could go up to about 1 million units, then raise 21% until 2025 and 14% until 2030. China is expected to be by far the largest market for the new vehicle class, with a market share of 60%, followed by North Amerca (22%), Europe (13%) and MENA (5%).

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