The arrival of the car-hailing service GoCar is expected to benefit Vietnamese consumers by reducing the dominance of Grab.
Ride-hailing company Gojek has just launched a car-hailing service in the Vietnamese market. Accordingly, GoJek’s car-hailing service will be called GoCar. This will be a new competitor of ride-hailing companies such as Be, VATO, Mai Linh, FastGo, and Grab.
Due to the provision of services during the epidemic season, GoCar cars will be equipped with air purifiers and a barrier between the driver and the user. In addition, according to a representative of Gojek, its drivers have all been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Gojek (formerly GoViet) is a startup modeled on super apps (Super App) from Indonesia. As of mid-2020, Gojek has a total of 2 million driver partners and 500,000 restaurants participating in the system in more than 200 cities in Southeast Asia.
|Before GoCar was introduced to the market, this service was previously provided to the medical team in Ho Chi Minh City during the peak period because of the epidemic.|
Launched in Vietnam market in 2018, as of November 2021, Gojek operates in three areas: ride-hailing (GoBike), delivery (GoSend), and food ordering (GoFood). Before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, the app was generating income for 150,000 driver-partners and 80,000 restaurants, the majority of which were micro, small and medium-sized stores.
Previously, according to VietNamNet’s source, from mid-March 2021, Gojek Vietnam has been granted a license to operate a transport business by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport with the type of passenger transport business under contract.
By April 2021, Gojek Vietnam has launched a campaign to recruit car drivers and has made many moves to prepare for the launch of the GoCar four-wheel vehicle service in the Vietnamese market.
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