Latin America Bike Sharing Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Latin America Bike Sharing market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Latin America Bike Sharing trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Market Trends of Latin America Bike Sharing Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Latin America Bike Sharing Market according to our research experts:

E-Bike Rental is providing the growth in Bike Sharing Market

There is always a need for better transportation in the region which has encouraged many multinational firms and startups to produce better alternatives such as ride-hailing, car sharing, integrated mobility, and bike sharing. Renting a bike is cheaper and convenient than owning a car, and this bike sharing platforms are pushing people to leave their cars for a eco-friendly transport system. For instance,

In April 2020, Colombian startup MUVO received a USD 2 million funding, Auteco Mobility has led the round of funding, after this funding MUVO is planning to expand its electric bikes to Medellín and Bogotá.

Similarly, just after its launch in 2018, Grin received USD 45 million from Y Combinator, in Series A rounds, and then it merged with São Paulo-based Ride for further expansion across Latin America. And after that, it partnered with Colombia's Rappi in a test phase of 150 scooters.

Whereas in 2019, Lime expanded its electric scooters in Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. The company came up with innovative idea for solving the problem of irresponsible riders as company is planning to launch First Ride Academy, a series of free weekend training to teach the riders basics of safe scooter riding and responsible parking.

Many United States startups are entering in to this rapidly growing bike sharing market. For instance in 2018, California based startup Bird launched its electric scooters rental service in Mexico City,In future company has plan for expansion in Brazil too.

Latin America Bike Sharing Market Key Trends

Dockless Bike Sharing is Expected to Grow at the Faster Rate in Market

Different from several European and North American countries, Latin America has the tradition of car ownership as it is looked at as a prestigious asset. However, the view of the younger generation is changing as they opt for on-demand transportation options instead of owning a costly car.

Major cities in the region have the problem of traffic congestion during peak hours, countries such as Mexico City, Bogota, and São Paulo are having good public transportation systems but they are struggling to support their increasing populations. In the region various dockless bike sharing startups are active and they are continuously expanding their presence.

In 2018, Yellow a Brazil-based bike sharing startup has raised around USD 9 million in seed round funding. At that time it is the first dockless bike-sharing platform in Brazil. And for next year the company has plans to introduce dockless electric bikes.

Whereas many startups are adding new bikes in their fleet for providing better options to the customers. For instance, In 2019, Bird unveiled its new electric scooter called Bird Cruiser, It includes featuressuch as hydraulic disc brakes, an LCD matrix display and a 52 V battery. At starting Bird Cruiser will only be utilized for company's bike sharing fleet not for customers sales.

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Latin America Bike Sharing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)