Zoomcar is thrilled to share the latest insights into the phenomenal growth of India’s self-drive market, as revealed in our recent report. Over the past five years, the self-drive sector in India has expanded more than threefold, a testament to the changing preferences of Indian travelers.
We take immense pride in being a driving force behind this transformative shift, with an impressive surge in bookings that reflects the increasing reliance on the convenience and flexibility offered by Zoomcar. In 2023, a remarkable 4 out of every 100 individuals in India who know how to drive chose the self-drive option over other modes of transportation.
Consumers crave control over their travel experiences. Notably, an astounding 84% of users reported a 4+ star experience, a clear indication of great experience Zoomcar provides.
Cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai have emerged as strongholds for the self-drive revolution, with users fully embracing the idea of renting a car for personal use. Even in other cities, our impact is evident –
– A user in Hyderabad who rented 17 different cars over 80 times in 2023, spending only 2.4 lakhs.
– Another user opted for a month-long rental of a Mercedes, showcasing the diverse needs our service fulfills.
– We have a Zoomcar fanatic in Bangalore who has been taking close to 100 trips every year, for the past 10 years! (PS. He has done all this while paying less than what you would for a Car’s EMI)
Variety is the spice of life, and our users in 2023 proved it by choosing from a mix of Hatchback, SUV, and Sedan models. The top five cars booked included Swift, Triber, Ertiga, i10, and Tiago. City-wise preferences added another layer of diversity, with Baleno ruling Mumbai, Fortuner in Delhi (of course!), and Thar in the scenic landscapes of Goa.
Our report also sheds light on the economic impact of the self-drive boom. The earnings for those contributing to the growth of the self-drive marketplace by renting out their own cars reached an impressive INR 150 crores in just one year (Dec ’22 – Dec ’23). This surge in income for hosts is projected to continue in 2024, with five new cars joining the Zoomcar fleet every hour!
As we continue to redefine personal mobility in India, our aspirations extend beyond borders. The report proudly announces our foray into international markets, with Zoomcar making waves in countries like Egypt and Indonesia. The journey ahead is exciting, and we’re honored to be at the forefront of shaping the future of self-drive experiences worldwide.