Quadricycle

Quadricycle Market Research Report: Forecast (2023-2028)

By Type (Light Quadricycle, Heavy Quadricycle), By End User (Commercial (Golf Course Management Services, Hospitality Sector, Airports, Others (Educational Institutes, Hospitals, Theme parks, etc.)), Read more

  • Automotive
  • Dec 2022
  • 198
  • AT66014

Market Definition

Traditionally, quadricycles are four-wheeled vehicles with rear engines, whose weight, engine power, and speed are limited. European Union Vehicle category defines it as a four-wheeled microcar that requires fewer regulations. They are broadly classified as light or heavy quadricycles & are primarily used for short-distance travel, dominantly within hotel grounds, resorts, airports, museums, and others.

Market Insights

The Global Quadricycle market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 11.9% during the forecast period, 2023-28. The growing golf tourism, the proliferation of home delivery & parcel services, rising demand for light vehicles from various end-user sectors, and soaring fuel prices are the factors that would drive growth during the forecast period. The surging popularity of Golf across the globe is leading to the growth in the number of Golf Courses, further pushing the demand for golf equipment such as golf carts.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2018-21
Base Year: 2022
Forecast Period: 2023-28
CAGR (2023-2028) 11.9%
Regions Covered North America: US, Canada, Mexico
Europe: Germany, The UK, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America: Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa: UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of MEA
Key Companies Profiled Polaris, Goupil, Alke, Bajaj Auto, Textron, Italian, Aixam Mega, Honda Motor Company, Ltd, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corporation, Ligier Group, Baxt, Estrima S.P.A, Groupe Renault, Citroën Ami, Tazari EV, Triggo, Global Electric Motorcar (Gem), etc.
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion

 

Golf tourism is picking up steam following the pandemic, which is expected to drive additional demand for golf carts in the coming years. The growth of the parcel delivery & home delivery ecosystem would positively affect the expansion of the market in the future as the e-commerce service providers are now shifting towards energy-efficient & environment-friendly mobility options like quadricycle. For instance:

  • In 2022, UPS, a parcel delivery company, is trailing e-quadricycles as delivery vehicles for operation in New York City, the US.

Further, the rising expansion of ride-hailing services is also supporting the growth of the market as these companies are now gradually introducing transit options through microcars. Ride-hailing service companies like Ola and Uber are adopting these lightweight vehicles across the Asia Pacific and Europe, etc., due to their low running cost, environment friendliness, and high adaptability to intra-city mobility. For instance,

  • In 2019 Uber included Bajaj Quote in the new Uber XS category to operate in India and South Asia countries, due to the ease of convenience while driving through congested and narrow ways due to its better maneuvering capabilities.

The burgeoning supportive regulations for the personal use of these vehicles, combined with rising fuel prices and global traffic congestion, are expected to drive up demand for fuel-efficient and compact vehicles such as microcars (quadricycles) during 2023-28.

Key Trends in the Market

  • Burgeoning Development of Advanced Electric Quadricycles by the Manufacturers

The rising fuel prices combined with the incentives provided by the government on the purchase of e-vehicles like New Zealand’s Clean Car Discount scheme(2021) and the UK’s  Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme have boosted the adoption of electric Quadricycles. Low complexity in manufacturing electric versions compared to combustion engine-based versions has driven the growth of electric versions during the historical years.

Currently, the adoption of advanced electric versions by various end-user sectors is the new overarching trend in the Global market. The emission control norms introduced by different countries like the US, Japan, India, etc., and sustainability initiatives of various end-user industries are leading to the consumer shift towards these advanced electric models. Due to the demand for advanced electric versions, several manufacturers like PMV Electric, Microlino, etc. are now launching more modern versions of the electric Quadricycle. For instance:

  • In 2022, India-based PMV Electric announced its smart electric quadricycle, named EaS-E, with advanced features like cruise control.

The smart features of these advanced models, such as remote parking assist, connected car tech, single-pedal driving, etc., are giving it an upper hand over the conventional electric & combustion engine-based models. This when viewed in light of the rising inclination of individuals toward smart and advanced features is expected to boost the demand for these versions and also push companies to innovate new upgradation.

Market Segmentation

Based on Propulsion Type:

  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Electric

The Electric Models would dominate the market during the forecast period due to the increased adoption of electric Quadricycle by various end-user sectors such as airports, golf courses, resorts, etc. The economical operational & maintenance cost, combined with the low emission rates of the electric models is the reason behind its rapid adoption. The electric version offers maximum drivability, comfort, and good maneuvering capability at reduced operational costs owing to which consumers are shifting towards electric versions. The surging fuel price & growing sustainability concerns are expected to escalate the sale of electric versions during the forecast period.

Based on End User:

  • Commercial
    • Golf Course Management Services
    • Hospitality Sector
    • Airports
    • Others (Educational Institutes, Hospitals, Theme parks, etc.)
  • Personal Mobility
  • Industrial (Ports, Warehouse, etc.)
  • Adventure Sports

Based on the end-user segment, the Hospitality sector is expected to accelerate the market in the coming years, owing to the high demand for these vehicles to facilitate the movement of customers & luggage. Hospitality businesses like hotels, resorts, etc. have embraced the use of this vehicle due to its ability to operate in confined spaces such as resorts, hotels, and campsites.

The demand from quadricycles from the hospitality sector is further expected to grow during the forecast period on account of flourishing tourism along with increasing lightweight compact vehicles for mobility & transportation.

For instance,

  • In 2022, Saudi Arabia announced to offer of investment opportunities worth USD6 trillion in the travel and tourism sector through 2030
  • In 2022, the UAE government announced to attract USD27.22 billion in tourism investment to the UAE.

This is further projected to have an increased number of hotels, and other amusement / entertainment hubs further driving the sales quadricycles to support mobility.

Regional Landscape

Geographically, the Global Quadricycle Market expands across:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • The Middle East & Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Historically, North America was one of the largest consumers of the quadricycle, owing to numerous factors like the presence of the hospitality sector, educational institutes, theme parks, airports, and golf courses. As of 2022, the US had approximately 43% of the world's golf courses, or approximately 15,500. The presence of golf courses in the country accelerated the need for golf carts during the historical years. Furthermore, other sectors, such as the hospitality sector, educational institutes, theme parks, airports, etc., in the US have registered higher usage in the past as these sectors required quadricycles for customer mobility & luggage transfer.

Furthermore, the presence of nearly 99 biggest and busiest airports, like Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (The US), Los Angeles International Airport (The US), Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada), Calgary International Airport ( Canada), etc. and the presence of large theme parks like Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World (USA), Canada's Wonderland (Canada), Six Flags Grand Adventure (USA), etc. have boosted the demand for quadricycles in during the forecast period.

Recent Developments by Leading Companies

  • 2020: Goupil launched the G6, a 3-seater quadricycle, with Light and rain sensors, automatic lights & wipers activation, LCD HD color display,electric windows, and heated mirrors.
  • 2021: Textron launched its new vehicle, the E-Z-GO Liberty, the vehicle operates with a high-performance, zero-maintenance Samsung SDI lithium-ion battery system. The vehicle offers four forward-facing seats in a compact, golf-car-sized footprint.
  • 2022: Citreon Ami, the quadricycle range of Citreon, has launched its new variant, MY Ami Tonic. The new variant has a smartphone cradle, three storage bins, door nets, a central net in the cabin, a bag hook, floor mats, and a connection device to allow for smartphone connectivity with the My Citroën App.

Market Dynamics:

Key Driver: Demand for Lightweight Vehicles from Various End-User Sectors to Steer Market Growth

Increasing fuel efficiency and the environmental benefits of using lightweight vehicles, coupled with easy maneuverability, are driving demand for motorized quadricycles. The use of lightweight vehicles in various industries is helping in cutting down operational costs as accelerating a light vehicle takes less energy than accelerating a heavy one. The rising fuel prices in various countries are driving the demand for lightweight vehicles globally and this demand for lightweight compact vehicles is supporting the growth market.

Moreover, the stringent carbon emission norms combined with the sustainability goals of companies and organizations are also supporting the growth of lightweight vehicles like quadricycles. For instance,

  • In 2019, Bahrain Customs have started to use Renault Twizy a quadricycle within the Khalifa Bin Salman Port premises. Bahrain customs is further increasing the deployment of electric microcars in at ports and warehouses in the country.

Furthermore, many industries like food & beverage, logistics, warehouse facilities, etc., are also increasing the adoption of quadricycles due to easy handling and good maneuvering capabilities, which it offers in the onus of their lightweight. The growth of these sectors globally would further extend the demand for lightweight vehicles like quadricycles during the forecast period.

Possible Restraint: Lack of Passenger Safety is Hampering the Market Growth

The lack of safety features is acting as a restraint in the growth of the Market. The Quadricycles have shown poor results in tests carried out by the vehicle safety organization EuroNCAP with some exhibiting serious risks of life-threatening injuries. Owing which many countries are against the idea of introducing quadricycles as mainstream passenger vehicles which is leading to the deprival of quadricycles from the passenger and personal use segment causing a loss of opportunity.

Most of the quadricycle models are either covered using lightweight material or there are just left open from above like in the case of golf carts which results in serious risks of life-threatening injuries when met with accidents. Even though many quadricycles are fully type-approved for use on public roads, they showcase severe safety problems. The quadricycles have a high potential for sales but safety concerns are hampering the growth by creating consumer suspicion at the global level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A. The growth rate or CAGR for the Quadricycle Market would be around 11.9% during 2023-28.

A. The electric models would be leading the Quadricycle Market 2023-28.

A. The growing demand for lightweight vehicles is expected to drive the Quadricycle Market during 2023-28.

A. Polaris, Goupil, Alke, Bajaj Auto, Textron, Italian, Aixam Mega, Honda Motor Company, Ltd, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corporation, Ligier Group, Baxt, Estrima S.P.A, Groupe Renault, Citroën Ami, Tazari EV, Triggo, Electric Motorcar (Gem), etc. are the top players in the Quadricycle Market.

A. The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to dominate the Quadricycle Market during 2023-28.

A. The lack of safety features is acting as a restraint in the growth of the Quadricycle Market during 2023-28.

  1. Market Segmentation
  2. Introduction
    1. Product Definition
    2. Research Process
    3. Assumptions
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Global Quadricycle Market Trends & Insights
  5. Global Quadricycle Market Dynamics
    1. Growth Drivers
    2. Challenges
  6. Global Quadricycle Market Hotspot & Opportunities
  7. Global Quadricycle Market Policies & Regulations
  8. Global Quadricycle Market Supply Chain Analysis
  9. Global Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
        1. Light Quadricycle
        2. Heavy Quadricycle
      2. By End User
        1. Commercial
          1. Golf Course Management Services
          2. Hospitality Sector
          3. Airports
          4. Others (Educational Institutes, Hospitals, Theme parks, etc.)
        2.  Personal Mobility
        3.  Industrial (Ports, Warehouse, etc.)
        4.  Adventure Sports
      3. By Propulsion Type
        1. Internal Combustion Engine
        2. Electric
      4. By Price Range
        1. Economic
        2. Mid- range
        3. Premium
      5. By Region
        1. North America
        2. South America
        3. Europe
        4. The Middle East & Africa
        5. Asia-Pacific
      6. By Competitors
        1. Competition Characteristics
        2. Market Share & Analysis
  10. North America Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1.  By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
      3. By Propulsion Type
      4. By Price Range
      5. By Country
        1. The US
        2. Canada
        3. Mexico
    3. The US Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    4. Canada Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    5. Mexico Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
  11. South America Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
      3. By Propulsion type
      4. By Price Range
      5. By Country
        1. Brazil
        2. Argentina
        3. Rest of South America
    3. Brazil Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    4. Argentina Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
  12. Europe Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1.  Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
      3. By Propulsion Type
      4. By Price Range
      5. By Country
        1. The UK
        2. Germany
        3. Italy
        4. Spain
        5. Rest of Europe
    3. The UK Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    4. Germany Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    5. Italy Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    6. Spain Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
  13. The Middle East & Africa Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
      3. By Propulsion type
      4. By Price Range
      5. By Country
        1. The UAE
        2. Saudi Arabia
        3. South Africa
        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa
    3. The UAE Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    4. Saudi Arabia Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    5. South Africa Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
  14. Asia-Pacific Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1.   By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
      3. By Propulsion type
      4. By Price Range
      5. By Country
        1. China
        2. Japan
        3. India
        4. South Korea
        5. Australia
        6. Rest of Asia Pacific
    3. China Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    4. Japan Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Type
        2. By End User
    5. India Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenue (USD Million)
        2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    6. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
  15. South Korea Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
  16. Australia Quadricycle Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1.  By Revenue (USD Million)
      2. By Units Sold (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
      2. By End User
  17. Global Quadricycle Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Success & Growth
  18. Competition Outlook
    1. Competition Matrix
      1. Target Markets
      2. Research & Development
      3. Collaborations & Strategic Alliances
      4. Key Business Expansion Initiatives
      5. Business Restructuring- Mergers, Acquisitions, JVs
      6. Strategic Initiatives
    2. Company Profiles (Business Description, Product Segments, Business Segments, Financials, Strategic Alliances/ Partnerships, Future Plans)
      1. Polaris
      2. Goupil
      3. Alke
      4. Bajaj Auto
      5. Textron
      6. Italcar
      7. Aixam Mega
      8. Honda Motor Company, Ltd
      9. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
      10. Suzuki Motor Corporation
      11. Ligier Group
      12. Paxster
      13. Estrima S.P.A
      14. Groupe Renault
      15. Citroën Ami
      16. Tazari EV
      17. Triggo
      18. Global Electric Motorcar (Gem)
      19. Others
  19. Disclaimer
Quadricycle Market - Segmentation Slide