Psst, a special shout-out to the good folks of Tampines.
It’s been a phenomenal journey since we launched GrabShare last December.
In two months, our commercial carpooling service completed 2 million rides, and traversed 20 million km – enough to circle the earth 500 times!
Each shared ride also means one less car on the road, so that’s 1 million less cars on Singapore streets going around with only one passenger. Imagine the amount of carbon emissions saved.
We’re excited that our newest carpooling service is attracting new and more regular passengers to Grab. Our match rate for rides has improved by 15% since the launch to ensure you get the most optimal ride experience.
Along the way, we’ve also picked up more insights about Singapore’s carpooling habits.
The most popular carpool pick-up locations
The folks at Tampines are officially our Share Kings. Put it down to their kampong spirit – the heartland stronghold is the area with the highest number of GrabShare pick-ups in Singapore, for both weekdays and weekends. The runner-ups are all city and city-fringe localities – Raffles Place, Farrer Park and Orchard.
The most popular carpool destinations
City hotspots that are lively come with parking that is pricey: which might explain why Raffles Place, Orchard, Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut take the top spots for carpooling drop-off locations. Share a ride and don’t worry about raking up hefty parking charges!
Hooray for Fri-yay!
Singaporeans far prefer to carpool on weekdays than weekends, with Friday being the hottest day for GrabShare rides. No better day than the end of the work week to share a ride and have someone to chat and relax with. Conversely, people are least likely to carpool on Monday mornings, compared to the rest of the work week.
More $$$ for drivers
More passenger bookings contributes to more income for Grab drivers, who now earn around 10% more since the launch of GrabShare.
We’re delighted that commuters in Singapore are embracing carpooling. GrabShare is such a success that we’re expanding the service to Malaysia and Philippines today. We’re all set to launch a carpool revolution in Southeast Asia. Buckle up!