City Dive Expansion: Australia & New Zealand

City Dive has expanded to include our first markets in Asia-Pacific: Australia & New Zealand. In these two markets, industry revenue is expected to reach $529m USD in 2023. Here are the 8 cities we will cover.

City Dive Expansion: Australia & New Zealand

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City Dive has expanded to include not just new countries, but an entirely new geographical zone. Our next stop: Australia and New Zealand.

Australia & New Zealand are two of the most mature shared mobility markets in the world, and are home to big names such as Lime and Neuron Mobility. Shared mobility revenue is expected to reach $529m USD in 2023 (including car rental & P2P car sharing), with shared scooters contributing around one-quarter of the total number.

When is it available on City Dive?

Backpackers and Great Explorers are now able to upgrade their plan to include our first Asia-Pacific plan. If you’re new to City Dive, you can create an account for free here.

What cities are included?

The first 8 cities to be included in the Australia & New Zealand plan are:

1.  Adelaide, Australia

Population: 1,300,000
Population density: 425/km2
Operators: Beam, Neuron

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia, and the fifth-largest city in the country. In the centre, the city sports an average of 1,100 shared vehicles, most of which are electric scooters. Due to its location by the sea, fleets move around the coast and not just in the city centre. The entire Adelaide fleet has completed over 2,450,000 trips since 2020, covering a total distance of nearly 3.6 million km.

2. Auckland, New Zealand

Population: 1,440,000
Population density: 2,400/km2
Operators: Beam, Lime

Auckland is New Zealand’s most populous city, and is the largest urban area in the country, containing just over 25% of the population. Served by Auckland Airport, it is a hub for tourism: around 2 million international passengers walk through its doors a month. With 1,600 shared vehicles in the city, the usage exceeds 2 trips per vehicle per day (TVD).

3. Brisbane, Australia

Population: 131,000
Population density: 159/km2
Operators: Beam, Neuron

Brisbane (the capital of Queensland) boasts the largest population in the state and is often ranked highly in lists of 'most liveable' cities. The city receives a lot of tourism, and is set to host the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2032. Demand for shared mobility in the city is high, and TVD (trips per vehicle per day) regularly exceeds 4.

4. Canberra, Australia

Population: 453,000
Population density: 504/km2
Operators: Beam, Neuron

Canberra is Australia’s capital city and is a planned city, with the inner city being originally designed by 20th-century American architect Walter Burley Griffin. It’s home to 1,700 vehicles, and TVD is just over 2.3. Getting around the city centre is simple, as it is designed with a wheel-and-spoke pattern, with roads leading out of the city and into the suburbs.

5. Christchurch, New Zealand

Population: 381,000
Population density: 504/km2
Operators: Lime, Neuron

Christchurch has a structured layout which includes a central city square, parklands, and four city squares surrounding the centre. The city is divided into inner and outer suburbs, and satellite towns that are considered a part of the functional urban area. Christchurch has around 1,170 vehicles currently operating in the city which average about 2,200 trips a day.

6. Melbourne, Australia

Population: 4,917,000
Population density: 492/km2
Operators: Lime, Neuron

Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia as the capital city of Victoria, and is made up of 31 municipalities. The scooters of the city outnumber the electric bikes, with recent numbers showing around 2,000 scooters and around 900 bikes. 1.2 million trips were recorded between January and March 2023.

7. Sydney, Australia

Population: 5,259,764
Population density: 433/km2
Operators: Beam, Lime, Neuron

Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is home to just under 5.3 million residents, making it the most populous city in the country. Greater Sydney comprises 658 suburbs, dispersed over 33 local government areas. The city brings in a lot of tourism, and is among the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world. A total of 256,300 trips were taken on electric bikes and scooters vehicles in the last quarter, covering over 506,000 km across the Harbour City.

8. Wellington, New Zealand

Population: 435,000
Population density: 1,400/km2
Operators: Beam, Flamingo

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, and the second-largest city in the country. Despite being the windiest city in the world, shared scooters and bikes are popular options in the city. In the summer months of January to March, there were more than 90,000 monthly trips. The city is known for having a diverse and youthful culture, and came joint fourth in Global Liveability Rankings in 2021, tied with Tokyo.

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