SWVL is a new ride-sharing service launched this year in Egypt by Mostafa Kandil, Ahmed Sabbah, and Mahmoud Nouh. the word SWVL stands for the coupling effect that the creators aim to solve two problems, which are demand and supply. This is an application that offers affordable, safe, and convenient group rides.
SWVL differentiates itself from other popular ride-sharing services like Uber and Careem because it provides small vans that accommodate several people; namely carpooling. SWVL is currently targeting younger consumers who feel comfortable being in the car with strangers and are looking for cheap transportation.
The strong demand in the Egyptian market for safe, comfortable transportation is met by SWVL that offers the convenient service of people who have the same final destination to share a van or a bus for a fixed rate with no surges.
The app is available on Google Play and App Store and offers its consumers an alternative to the public transportation services. SWVL’s advantage to its consumers is that it provides safe, comfortable rides with a higher price than the traditional public buses, yet its price is cheaper than the other ride-sharing apps like Uber and Careem.
In an interview with Identity Magazine Egypt, Mustafa Kandil, one of the co-founders of SWVL said,
“what we are looking to do through SWVL is to actually re-engineer and re-model public transportation starting with emerging markets, and one of the worst public transportation systems in the world is here.”
Make sure to take advantage of SWVL’s exciting services and prices when you are traveling around Egypt or heading to Egypt’s North Coast for your next break!