In the post epidemic era, does the situation of shared mobility create more opportunities or challenges in the Chinese market?

In the post epidemic era, does the situation of shared mobility create more opportunities or challenges in the Chinese market? Categories: 2020, News Timelines: China, Chine

Announcement Date : 1 octobre 2020

The people’s demand for healthy travel is linked to the development of shared mobility

Compared with other cluster travel modes such as trains and buses, the health security of shared mobility will be better.

The epidemic is an unfortunate reality; however, its existence speeds up the training for everyone’s digital survival ability. Through this training, more people have realised the importance of digital economy and sharing economy, and many people have started to use various kinds of apps for the first time, as well as many online conference and online communication software.

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These days, the use of technology has become more ingrained into everyday experience, with many going digital for shopping, learning, working, and communication. The masses now have a higher awareness of the tools they need for digital survival.


Mobility create more opportunities in the Chinese market

In the future, there will be a deeper understanding of mobile travel, which will increase the dependence of this mobility option. The government departments’ awareness of digitalisation is also improving, which is helpful to the communication and cooperation between the travel mobility platform and the government.


Furthermore, the digitalisation of the transportation industry has been greatly improved due to the emergence of the epidemic. Whether it’s bus, subway, train or plane, the emergence of Covid-19 has created an urgency for these sectors to have digital options to lower the risk.

There is a tangible opportunity in the future for shared cars of enterprises and institutions will be in demand.  The year of 2020 can be called the first year of enterprise mobile travel or shared mobility. In the past, the progress of enterprises’ car use was relatively slow but since post epidemic era, the situation is different. In the past months, the enterprises were stepping up the progress of production. How to ensure the health and safety of these employees whilst meeting the demand will be a challenge for enterprises.

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The future transportation should be diversified which means the scenarios for high-quality leading platform enterprises, ecological expansion is greatly beneficial. During this epidemic, the demand for shared electric vehicles and electric bicycles has increased significantly. There may be some docking between the online car hailing service and the freight transport in the future. The vehicles of the future may be of various shapes and functions that is possible to transport goods and the people as well.


Photo: Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative


Is the Chinese aftermarket ready for electric vehicles (EV)?

Due to the Covid-19 effect, the cumulative growth rate of retail sales of passenger cars in China from January to August was -15.2%, reflecting the rapid recovery of the industry 3.3 points higher than that from January to July.

Over the same period, the sales volume of new energy passenger cars of Chinese brands increased to 655,000, and the market share reached to 37.3%, with a year-on-year increase of 0.1 points, which was the first growth in nearly five months.

From a positive point of view, it is predicted that the proportion of new energy vehicles will reach about 15% before 2030 in China but obviously the traditional service providers are far from ready for the repairing for the EV cars.

At present, 80% of the after-sales problems of new energy vehicles are caused by power batteries, the qualification, training and preparation of electrical and technical maintenance personnel are the paramount to determine whether the traditional repairers can continue to be participate in the aftermarket of new energy vehicles in the future.

Oppositely, the real potential EV manufacture, Evergrande auto is rapidly preparing to set up 3000 self-built and authorized maintenance and warranty after-sales service centers which called HENGCHI. The network will cover the core business circle, automobile business district, community and city surrounding areas of all major cities in China