The global vehicle subscription market size was valued at USD 4.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach over USD 31.73 billion by 2030, expanding growth at a CAGR of 22.8% from 2021 to 2030.
The surge in the adoption of vehicle subscription model across the world owing to its cost-effectiveness and offering easy user access to vehicles is expected to drive the growth of the market. For instance, On 29th September 2021, General Motors announced the development of "Ultifi" software platform for its cars. This new software will facilitate in-car subscription services, over-the-air (OTA) updates and “new opportunities to increase customer loyalty. The automaker conceptualizes the new software powering everything starting from the mundane, such asweather apps, to potentially disputable features like the use of in-car cameras for facial recognition or to detect children to automatically activate the car’s child locks. The third partydevelopers will also be able to use this Linux-based system, who wishes to create apps and other features for GM customers.
Also, the increase in penetration of vehicle subscription service providers due to increased demand for vehicle leasing services by consumers and the strict regulations by governments in order to control emissions from vehicles are some of the factors that is accelerating the growth of the vehicle subscription market.
The rapid increase in the consumers disposable income in the developing countries are fostering the market growth. Furthermore, the factors such as the increase in population, rapid urbanization and industrialization are anticipated to fuel the market growth.
The benefits of subscription over leasing is fueling the market growth. Some of the benefits of the subscriptions compared with leasing includes the subscription services covers maintenance cost, repair cost, insurance cost, license fees, and taxes which the leasing service do not. Also, the agreement duration is longer in subscription when compared with the leasing service. Therefore, this attribute is estimated to drive the growth of the vehicle subscription market.
The strategic partnership between the automakers and the subscription service providers are fostering the market growth. This partnership helps in catering the untapped markets. Owing to the Change in consumer sentiments toward vehicle subscription the vehicle subscription providers need to undergo strategic partnership with the auto manufacturers to attain the long-term business opportunities. These factors boost the market growth. For instance, On 6th July 2021, CarNext, one of Europe’s leading online B2C and B2B used car marketplaces, announced that it has entered into an exclusive Long-Term Service Agreement with LeasePlan, a largest car leasing companies in the world with over 1.8 million vehicles under management in 30 countries. This ensures CarNext a supply of close to 300,000 high-quality used cars annually to sell through its B2C and B2B marketplaces across Europe, giving the company an excellent base for future growth.
Scope of the Vehicle Subscription Market Report
|Market Size||USD 31.73 Billion by 2030|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 22.8% From 2021 to 2030|
|Largest Market||North America|
|Fastest Growing Market||Asia Pacific|
|Forecast Period||2021 to 2030|
|Segments Covered||Vehicle, Subscription Period, Service Providers, End Use, Region
|Companies Mentioned||Fair Financial Corp., Clutch Technologies, LLC, CarNext, FlexDrive, Cluno GmbH, DriveMyCar Rentals Pty Ltd, BMW AG, Daimler AG, General Motors, Hyundai Motor India, Tata Motors, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo Car Corporation, ZoomCar, Cox Automotive|
Mode of Vehicle Type
Based on the Vehicle Type, the Vehicle Subscription Market is divided into IC Powered Vehicle and Electric Vehicle. The IC powered vehicle segment leads the vehicle subscription market in terms of revenue share contributing more than 71% in 2020 and is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. It is because of the large scale availability of fuel stations across the world to power the IC powered vehicles.
The electric vehicles segment is also estimated to grow at a CAGR of 27% in the upcoming years owing to the increased penetration of the electric vehicle sales and the traction towards electric mobility. Also, the Government investment in promoting the electric vehicles will contribute positively towards the growth of the vehicle subscription market.
Subscription Period Insights
Based on the Subscription Period, the Vehicle Subscription Market is divided into 1 to 6 Months, 6 to 12 Months and More than 12 Months. In this segment, the 1 to 6 months segment holds a significant market share because usually it is observed that the employer segment hires the vehicle during their vacations. This factors the drives the demand for subscription segment of 1 to 6 months period.
Service Providers Insights
Based on the Service providers, the Vehicle Subscription Market is divided into OEMs & Captives and Independent/Third Party Service Provider.In this segment the Independent/ third Party Service Provider dominates the Vehicle Subscription Market owing to the availability of providing the customers a wide range of vehicles models that the customers can switch during their subscription period.
End Use Insights
Based on the End Use, the corporate end use segment dominated the vehicle subscription market contributing more than 60% in terms of revenue share in 2020 and is estimated to grow significantly during the forecast period owing to the increase in business tours, transportation service to employees and optimum durational contract period.
The private end use segment is also anticipated to witness highest growth with a CAGR of 24% over the forecast period due to change in customer preference in obtaining a vehicle subscription service.
North America and Europe will dominate the during the forecast period and is expected to contribute more than 25% of the total revenue share in the upcoming years. This is because of the high living standards of people in these region and high disposable incomes. For instance, On 28th CarNext, a pan-European marketplace for high-quality used cars, announced that it is partnering with the leading tech company ProovStation and DEKRA to pilot virtual car inspections using AI technology. The scanner provided by ProovStation’s will facilitate CarNext to enhance its inspection and remarketing processes by using innovative AI technology and to automate the scanning and damage detection portion of the reconditioning process. The scanner will make sure holistic checks for all the cars supplied by CarNext in Netherlands before they are reconditioned on 228 check points.
Asia Pacific is expected to grow remarkably during the forecast period witnessing a CAGR of more than 28% owing to the rapid surge in urbanization, industrialization and the massive population in this region. Also, the growth of disposable incomes due to industrialization is fostering the market growth in the Asia Pacific region.
Key Companies Profiled
The global Vehicle Subscription Marketis characterized by the presence of various small and big players. The major market players include Fair Financial Corp., Clutch Technologies, LLC, CarNext, FlexDrive, Cluno GmbH, DriveMyCar Rentals Pty Ltd, BMW AG, Daimler AG, General Motors, Hyundai Motor India, Tata Motors, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo Car Corporation, ZoomCar, Cox Automotive, Wagonex Limited, LeasePlan, Drover Limited, and Lyft Inc. As the market is competitive in nature, the players are indulged in rapid adoption of advanced technologies to improve the customers driving experience and in raising their competitive share by means of strategic initiatives like mergers, new product and acquisitions.
Segments Covered in the Report
By Vehicle Type
By Subscription Period
By Service providers
By End Use
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