Revv amplifies its one-way outstation self drive product after successful pilot

| Updated: Aug 10, 2017 17:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Shared mobility solutions platform Revv is all set to launch new service routes on its one-way outstation self-drive product, which garnered strong market reception after its launch. The one-way outstation self-drive product, which was introduced in May, had served more than 1,000 users on both intra-state and interstate routes such as Mumbai-Pune, Bangalore-Chennai, and Bangalore-Hyderabad during its 10 week pilot run. "In the majority of the cases, users are booking for durations that are much longer than the standard time it takes to travel between those cities. This indicates that they are combining intercity travel with local travel at either the origin or the destination city. The flexibility to customize the duration, combined with doorstep delivery and pickup, has been a strong draw. It lets them meet all travel requirements at both ends with a single booking, saving them additional 'last-mile travel' expenses, unlike in a one-way cab or bus," said co-founders of Revv. "Business travellers are the target segment here, which is evident in the higher demand for this service on weekdays. Several users have also asked for an option to share the same car with other users travelling on the same route. We are evaluating the prospects of enabling this option," added the co-founders. In the last year, the average duration of the bookings of Revv's cars has gone up from 25-30 hours to 40-50 hours. This is partly a sector trend, driven by an increasing adoption for longer and more utilitarian use cases (e.g., users renting a car for one to two weeks when they visit their hometowns, or for 1-2 months when they are on a temporary outstation assignment). Revv's one-way product is supported by its proprietary inventory management technology, which automatically balances inventory across cities and maximizes availability on the busiest routes. (ANI)