Bike Sharing Market Report
Bike Sharing Market by Type of Bike (Conventional Bike and E-bike), Model (Docked and Dockless), and Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2028
Global Bike Sharing Market Analysis
The bike sharing market size is estimated to be $2,969.0 million in the 2021-2028 timeframe, growing from $1,636.4million in 2020, at a healthy CAGR of 7.9%.
The growing emphasis on energy efficient and environment friendly micro mobility travelling is expected to be the major driving factor for growth of the bike sharing market share.
However, the high initial investment required in the bike sharing industry is predicted to restrict the market growth.
According to the regional analysis of the market, the Asia-Pacific bike sharing market share is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.3%, by generating a revenue of $1,321.6 million during the bike sharing market forecast period.
Bike Sharing Overview
Bike share is designed to provide a cost‐effective, environmental‐friendly, and convenient travel option for many short trips. A bike share system consists of a fleet of user‐friendly and durable bikes placed at conveniently located stations throughout an urban area. Bike sharing is a relatively inexpensive and easily implementable infrastructure extension to a city public transportation system.
COVID-19 Impact on Bike Sharing Market
The Covid-19 impact on bike sharing market has been negative. The global reduction in mobility in almost all the countries due to imposed lockdowns has hampered the growth of the bike sharing market during the Covid-19 pandemic period. During the pandemic, the disturbance in international supply chains for transportation of essential components that are utilized in electric bikes sharing such as lithium-ion batteries has also impacted the global bike sharing market size.
Growing Demand for the Utilization of Environment Friendly Micro Mobility Vehicles is Anticipated to be a Major Driving Factor for the Growth of this Market
The increasing emphasis on the utilization of fuel-efficient vehicles is aiding the growth of this market. The conventional fuels on which the vehicles operate such as gasoline and diesel emit harmful gases such as NO2, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and others and pollute the environment. These gases are harmful for not only the environment as they deplete the ozone layer, but also adversely affect the human health. These factors are expected to aid in the utilization of bike sharing systems in the two wheelers category and aid the growth of the market in the forecast period. As per the Bloomberg, "Electric Vehicle Outlook" 2021, an annual long-term publication looking at how electrification, shared mobility, and autonomous driving will impact road transport, there are over 260 million electric two wheelers in the world,, this shows the increasing acceptability of electric vehicles globally. These factors are anticipated to aid the growth of bike sharing market share in the forecast period.
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The High Regulatory Restrictions and Lack of Required Public Infrastructure of Bike sharing Technology to Restrain the Market Growth.
The lack of public charging infrastructure required in the effective operations of electric bike sharing systems for the convenience of charging the vehicle anywhere and anytime is expected to hamper the growth of bike sharing market demand in the forecast period. Unlike developed countries, the undeveloped countries such as African nation and emerging countries such as India, Indonesia, and others lack the necessary charging infrastructure. These factors are expected to hamper the demand of global bike sharing market.
The Government Support Initiatives Globally is Expected to Create Opportunities for Bike Sharing Market
Government support programs and financial incentives have been provided to promote electric vehicles which is expected to open new scope of opportunities for this market in the forecast period. In addition, fossil fuel depletion is a crucial problem that might be solved by creating a self-sufficient electric vehicle sector. In many countries where electric two wheelers are popular, new incentive systems for electric bikes are being developed. For example, in February 2021, the Government of India announced plans to support the electric vehicles through Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles scheme (FAME). The government is subsidizing buyers through the Electric Vehicle Accelerated Introductory Manufacturing (FAME) program, which invests a total of Rs 100 billion in the market. The increasing trend in electric bikes in India is an example of government and corporate efforts. These are the positive bike sharing market trends that are expected to act as facilitators during the bike sharing market forecast period.
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Bike Sharing Market
By Type of Bike
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The conventional bike sub-segment is predicted to have a dominating share in the global market and register a revenue of $1,801.1 million in 2028, growing from $1,007.5million in 2020 during the forecast period.
The traditional bikes have a simple structure and are affordable. In addition to this, they have a very low maintenance and are very effective mode of transportation for short distances. Riding bicycles is one of the most environmentally friendly methods of transport. Noise pollution has become a problem in many urban areas, as people are becoming increasingly exposed to high levels of noise pollution because of high levels of transport. These factors are expected to boost the growth of the conventional bike sub-segment.
The e-bike sub-segment is anticipated to have the fastest market growth and generate a revenue of $1,168.1million by 2028, growing from $628.9 million in 2020, at a healthy CAGR of 8.2% in the forecast period. The increasing traffic congestion that leads to long journeys paves the way for commuters to find convenient, time-efficient, and affordable transportation to reach their destinations. Light vehicles such as electric bikes provide a very comfortable solution to the specific requirements of urban mobility. These factors are expected to aid the growth of electric bike share sub-segment. These factors are expected to boost the growth of the e-bike sub-segment.
Bike Sharing Market
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The docked sub-segment is estimated to have a dominating market share in the global market and register a revenue of $1,629.0 in year 2028, with a healthy CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period.
The dock-based sharing model requires swipe card for member access and casual users require interaction with transaction kiosk and that makes it easy to use. In terms of visibility, they are highly visible stations within the city.. In recent developments, for instance, in October 2021, micro mobility company based in Amsterdam, Dott, launched bike-sharing service in Paris. These new developments in the subsegment are expected to positively impact and aid the growth of this subsegment.. These factors are to aid the growth of this sub-segment.
The dockless sub-segment is estimated to have the fastest growth in the global market and register a revenue of $1,340.2 in year 2028, with a healthy CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period.
The growth of dockless bicycle sharing systems addresses the challenges faced by traditional fixed bicycle sharing systems in terms of convenience, accessibility, limited space, and the need for public grants. Key features of this new bike-sharing system rely heavily on smartphone applications, GPS built into all bikes, and the internet to locate and unlock bikes, and fixed bikes. There is no parking space or dock. The location of the shared bike depends on where the previous user dropped the bike. Therefore, dockless shared bike users often need to walk to access the bike and start a bike sharing ride. These factors are expected to aid the growth of this sub-segment
Bike Sharing Market
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The Market for Bike Sharing in Asia-Pacific to be the Most Dominating as well as Fastest Growing
The Asia-Pacific bike sharing market generated $710.5 million in 2020 and is projected to register a revenue of $1,321.6 million by 2028. The rapid urbanization and increasing demand for ecofriendly mobility solutions in the developing markets such as India and China are aiding the growth of this bike sharing market in Asia-pacific region. The surge in urban population with increasing per capita income are acting as catalysts in the development of the bike sharing market. These factors are expected to aid the growth of bike sharing market in the Asia- Pacific region in the forecast period.
Competitive Scenario in the Global Bike Sharing Market
Agreement and acquisitions are common strategies followed by major market players.
Source: Research Dive Analysis
Some of the leading bike sharing market players are Uber Technologies Inc, Lyft Inc., DiDi Bike, Hellobike, Bond Mobility Technologies, Mobike, Nextbike GmbH, SG Bike Pte Ltd, Spin, and Lime
Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for the Global Bike Sharing Market:
- Bargaining Power of Suppliers: The suppliers in the bike sharing market are moderate in number. Several companies are working on new methodologies such as fast charging of bikes to gain the major market share. Thus, there is moderate threat from the suppliers.
Thus, the bargaining power of suppliers is moderate.
- Bargaining Power of Buyers: Buyers have high bargaining power; they demand services at a cost-effective manner. This increases the pressure on the bike sharing providers to offer the best service in a cost-effective way. Thus, buyers can have alternatives and choose the convenient service that best fits their preference.
Thus, the bargaining power of buyers is high.
- Threat of New Entrants: Companies entering the bike sharing market face high competition since all new players strive to adopt technological innovations such as fast charging technology for attracting clients.
Thus, the threat of the new entrants is moderate.
- Threat of Substitutes: There are alternative product for bike sharing like carpooling.
Thus, the threat of substitutes is moderate.
- Competitive Rivalry in the Market: The competitive rivalry among industry leaders is rather intense, especially between the global players including Lyft Inc., DiDi Bike, Ofo bike, Mobi bike, and others. Companies in the bike sharing market do acquisitions to gain major market share.
Therefore, competitive rivalry in the market is high.
Historical Market Estimations
Base Year for Market Estimation
Forecast Timeline for Market Projection
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA
Segmentation by Type of bike
Segmentation by Model
Key Companies Profiled
Q1. How much size did the global bike sharing market register in 2020?
A. The global bike sharing market registered $1,636.4 million in 2020.
Q2. How does the bike sharing system work?
A. The bike sharing system utilizes docked (fixed) and dockless (free) models of bikes.
Q3. What is the market for bicycles sharing in coming years?
A. The bike sharing market size is estimated to be $2,969.0 million in the 2021-2028 forecast period.
Q4. How do I start a bike sharing business?
A. The bike sharing business can be done by partnering with the established bike sharing companies.
Q5. Why do people choose dockless bike sharing services?
A. Benefits such as better flexibility to use in dockless bike sharing services is the main reason for its popularity.
1.2.Real time insights and validation
1.4.Assumptions and forecast parameters
2.2.Type of Bike trends
3.1.Market segmentation & definitions
3.2.1.Top investment pockets
3.2.2.Top winning strategies
3.3.Porter’s five forces analysis
3.3.1.Bargaining power of consumers
3.3.2.Bargaining power of suppliers
3.3.3.Threat of new entrants
3.3.4.Threat of substitutes
3.3.5.Competitive rivalry in the market
3.8.1.By Type of Bike
3.9.Market value chain analysis
3.9.1.Stress point analysis
3.9.2.Raw material analysis
3.9.4. Speed analysis
188.8.131.52.Raw material suppliers
4.Bike Sharing Market, by Type of Bike
4.1.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2028
4.1.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
4.2.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2028
4.2.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
5.Bike Sharing Market, by Model
5.1.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2028
5.1.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
5.2.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2028
5.2.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
6.Bike Sharing Market, by region
6.1.1.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
6.1.2.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.1.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2021-2028
6.1.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
220.127.116.11.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
126.96.36.199.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.2.1.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
6.2.2.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.2.3.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
220.127.116.11.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
126.96.36.199.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
220.127.116.11.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.2.9.Rest of Europe
126.96.36.199.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.3.1.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
6.3.2.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.3.3.Market size and forecast, by Country, 2021-2028
6.3.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
220.127.116.11.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
126.96.36.199.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
220.127.116.11.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.3.10.Rest of Asia-Pacific
126.96.36.199.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.4.1.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
6.4.2.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
6.4.3.Market size and forecast, by Country, 2021-2028
6.4.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2021-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
220.127.116.11.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
126.96.36.199.Market size and forecast, by Type of Bike, 2021-2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Model, 2021-2028
7.1.Uber Technologies Inc
7.1.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.2.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.3.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.4.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.5.Bond Mobility Technologies
7.5.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.6.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.7.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.8.SG Bike Pte Ltd
7.8.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.9.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.10.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
Bike sharing is a cost-effective and shared transport service in which electric bikes or convectional bikes are utilized for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis for a fee or price. Users can pick up bicycles around the city from various dock-less or docked stations and return it at another same system. The docks are special racks for bike that locks the bike and releases it only via computer control, whereas the dock-less bike share can be parked along the sidewalk or within a defined bike rack, and does not require a docking station. Bike sharing provides both locals as well as tourists a low-cost, easy, and efficient means of transportation around cities.
COVID-19 Impact on Bike Sharing Market
The outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe has unfavorably impacted the global bike sharing market growth. The negative impact on the market is majorly owing to the lockdown imposed across the globe which disrupted manufacturing processes and supply chain. In addition, there is a disturbance in international supply chains for essential components transportation utilized in electric bikes sharing like lithium-ion batteries. Besides, the major companies in the bike sharing sector such as Lyft Inc., Uber Technologies Inc., and others have experienced a decrease in demand in the bike sharing market. All these factors have negatively impacted the market growth during the pandemic period.
Bike Sharing Market Trends and Developments
The companies operating in the global industry are adopting several growth strategies and business tactics such as partnerships, collaboration, business expansion, and product launches to obtain a leading position in the global industry, which is predicted to drive the global bike sharing market growth in the upcoming years.
For instance, in February 2021, Qingju, the ride-hailing and bike sharing company of Didi Chuxing raised around USD 600 million in a Series B equity funding and also will be granted another USD 400 million in loans. Qingju is one of the main bike-sharing services available in China, along with Meituan Bike, and Ant Group-backed Hello Bike.
In June 2021, Bird, a leader in shared ecofriendly electric transportation, announced the launch of Bird Bike and added shared e-bikes to its fleet of micro-electric vehicles. The company currently operates e-scooters in over 250 cities across the globe and will bring its Smart Bikeshare platform and shared bikes to numerous cities this year.
In November 2021, TIER Mobility, the Berlin-based e-scooter operator, completed the acquisition of Nextbike, bike-sharing firm to become the largest provider of shared lightweight vehicles in Europe. The deal is expected to bring rentable bicycles, e-scooters, e-bicycles, cargo bikes, and e-mopeds into one network, which could mark the first huge acquisition in a likely consolidation period in the highly fragmented industry.
Forecast Analysis of Global Market
The global bike sharing market is projected to witness an exponential growth over the forecast period, owing to the financial incentives and support programs by governments across the globe to promote electric vehicles. Conversely, the lack of public charging infrastructure of for e-bikes is expected to hamper the market growth in the projected timeframe.
The growing emphasis on the utilization of fuel-efficient and environment friendly vehicles across the globe is the significant factor estimated to bolster the growth of the global market in the coming future. According to a latest report published by Research Dive, the global bike sharing market is expected to garner $2,969.0 million during the forecast period (2021-2028). Regionally, the Asia-Pacific market is estimated to observe dominant growth by 2028, owing to the rapid urbanization and rising demand for environment friendly mobility solutions in the developing countries such as China and India.
The key players functioning in the global market include
- Uber Technologies Inc
- Lyft Inc.
- DiDi Bike
- Bond Mobility Technologies
- Nextbike GmbH
- SG Bike Pte Ltd