Starting 25 May 2021, Grab is launching 2 new ride options. The first is GrabPet XL service where riders can take more than 2 pets with them on the ride. It is the upsized version of the GrabPet service that was launched back in 2019.
The first to launch a private-hire pet ferrying service was launched by Uber back in 2017.
The new GrabPet XL service will use larger vehicle models which will have greater capacity of riders and pets
A GrabPet XL vehicle can now fetch 3 passengers and 3 small to medium-sized pets (up to 41cm in length), or two large pets (41cm in length or more) in a single trip. All household pets licensed by the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVA) except birds are permitted on the vehicle.
A premium private-hire service will also be introduced on 25 May 2021. The new service will be named GrabCar Executive and fares will start from $15.
A fleet of premium 4 and 6-seater vehicles, namely the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz V220, and Toyota Vellfire models will be utilised.
GrabCar Exec driver-partners who wish to be enrolled in the new service will be required to attend professional training. Drivers will also be advised to dress up professionally when providing the service.
The launch of the new services from Grab came shortly Gojek introduction of the new GoTaxi service and Ryde introducing their own premium car service.