The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath will very likely have long-term effects on the automotive and mobility industry. In Allianz Partners’ “Reopening the World: Life After COVID-19” Report, remote working is predicted to impact mobility needs and mobility usage patterns, leading to more sharing and flexible mobility as well as to short-term car rental rather than full car ownership. Some car manufacturers expect subscription services to account for 10% of all car sales in the US and Europe, and as much as 50% of some OEM’s revenues in 2025. During lockdown, road travel and public transport usage declined steeply in the short term, and at the same time many people turned to micromobility as an alternative, perceived as less risky than public transport.
Allianz Partners aims at going beyond being a simple insurance and service provider: the group is continuously developing and implementing holistic mobility solutions to meet the needs of its business partners and to provide peace of mind to end customers. Now more than ever, Allianz Partners is working closely with OEM partners, new mobility providers and the whole mobility ecosystem to provide targeted and flexible offerings to help them navigate the new COVID environment. We especially support the accelerated push for flexible ownership solutions, micromobility offers and digital distribution.
 COVID-19 Impact On Global Automotive Industry, Counterpoint Research, September 2020