We are mid-way through a mobility revolution. Innovation is everywhere. The rapid rise of EVs, the growth of micromobility (including e-scooters and e-bikes), and the radical changes in the way people are accessing and paying for mobility are transforming the sector.
Drawing on Allianz Partners’ proprietary research with more than 25,000 consumers and insights from leading industry experts, Allianz Partners’ States of Mind Report on New Mobility explores a series of mindset shifts in the wider public and world at large, alongside the technological, economic, and environmental factors driving the transformation of mobility.
Mindset shift 1: Embracing greener transport
Three in five (60%) road users plan to make an electric or hybrid vehicle their next car purchase, according to Allianz Partners research in 10 major markets*. The trend is even more pronounced among those with young families: 75% of those in the 26-40 age demographic with children are likely to make an electric or hybrid vehicle their next purchase. While greener forms of transport are becoming the preferred option for more people, the report also highlights the need for bold policymaking, greater investment in infrastructure and game-changing innovations to achieve mass adoption.
Mindset shift 2: From vehicle ownership to usage
Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) offerings are growing across multiple modes of transportation. With privately owned cars parked 92% of the time, the growth of shared mobility offers a much more efficient use of resources. Looking towards the future, the development of autonomous (or driverless) vehicles such as robo-taxis would revolutionize MaaS and further increase adoption levels.
Mindset shift 3: Micro-mobility goes mainstream
The report also explores the impact of micro-mobility going mainstream. While the use of e-scooters, e-mopeds and e-bikes has increased significantly, their rise has been complex and at times controversial. Regulations have struggled to keep up with advances in technology, and cities such as Paris have seen moves to restrict their use. The report shows that public awareness also needs to catch up: Allianz Partners‘ data shows that 32% of people don’t know if they are required to take out insurance when they’re using an e-scooter. Similarly, 31% of people are unsure if insurance is required to use an e-bike.
*Allianz Partners’ Customer Lab proprietary quantitative database from 2022 data collected surveying + 25,000 consumers across ten major markets: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK, and USA.