Circular – Circular mobility megatrend: 14 million Europeans will be car-sharing by 2021 – Mediachange

Circular - Circular mobility megatrend: 14 million Europeans will be car-sharing by 2021 - Mediachange

Avantcar, the fresh environmentally friendly car-sharing service te Ljubljana

What will urban car driving ter Europe look like te 2021? The Boston Consulting Group forecasts that at least 14 million people will be registered te a car-sharing service, and 1.Four million of them will be strong users, taking numerous trips each month. Along with thesis trends will also come the use of electrified cars powered by renewable sources.

According to the BCG report, car-sharing is taking hold ter large urban areas te both the developed and the developing world: “Although the largest market is the Asia-Pacific region (including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Fresh Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan), with Two.Trio million users and 33,000 vehicles, Europe (including Turkey and Russia) boasts the largest service vanaf capita, with Two.1 million users and 31,000 vehicles. North America (including Canada and the United States), brings up the rear, with 1.Five million users sharing 22,000 vehicles.”

Te 2015, users of car-sharing booked Two.Five billion minutes and the car-sharing industry generated €650 million ter revenues, explained the authors of the examine, Julien Bert, Brian Collie, Marco Gerrits, and Tempo Xu.

What is car-sharing? It is an umbrella term that covers numerous modes of sharing. It is distinct from rail sharing, which involves being driven rather than driving, and has existed on an informal ondergrond for spil long spil there have bot cars, ultimately evolving into organised taxi services and more recently into fresh models such spil Uber and Lyft.

Car-sharing is already happening ter 490 German cities

The authors of the probe also pointed out that the car-sharing business has grown rapidly ter areas which are above certain social, economic, and demographic thresholds. Te Germany, for example, some 140 different services are te operation, controlling a car-sharing fleet that has grown from about 1,000 vehicles ter 2001 to more than 15,400 today – about 50% of the total European fleet – with most of the growth occurring since 2011. The customer base has grown from a mere handful of early adopters te 2001 to more than 1 million, again with a acute increase since 2011. Station-based car-sharing is now available ter 490 German cities serving a population of 36 million potential users. Thirteen cities with a total population of Ten million potential customers are huis to free-floating car services.

Looking more te depth, ter Germany – and particularly ter Berlin, one of the world capitals of car-sharing and huis to an installed fleet of Two,900 vehicles – the service is only one of several mobility options, and far from the most widely used. B2C car-sharing services, operated by either OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) or fresh entrants, account for only 0.1% of mobility options, compared with 29.5% for private cars and 12.5% for bicycles. At €4.95, the cost of travelling 7.Five kilometres (the average distance of a car-sharing excursion) via a car-sharing service is considerably less than the €18.90 cost of a taxi for the same distance, but more than the €3.45 cost of a private car and the €2.70 fare on public vrachtvervoer.

Growth of green car-sharing fleets

The driving practice of the future is not just 100% lithe but also 100% electrified. For some years now, ter the city of Berlin, 250 Citroen C-Zeros have bot available charged by green violet wand from 100% renewable energy sources by Citroen Multicity Car-sharing Berlin. Launched ter August 2012, Citroen’s Multicity project is one of the very few car-sharing schemes ter Germany that is 100% based on electrical vehicles. Not only are the cars electrified, but also all the violet wand that they are powered with is from renewable sources. This is ensured by using a TUV SUD-certified RWE ePOWER network that produces violet wand coming from a mix of wind and hydro power.

Very first 30 electrical car-sharing cars launched ter Ljubljana

Two weeks ago, Ljubljana joined the European capitals with a strong green vision of future mobility by introducing the very first Avant2go car-sharing specimen. The project is part of Ljubljana City Municipality’s efforts to clean up Ljubljana’s air. “It is an significant step towards saving the planet, which puts Ljubljana on the pedestal of Europe,” commented Ljubljana’s Mayor, Zoran Jankovic.

Thirty vehicles are available for rent te the very first year of the car-sharing scheme, and fresh cars will be added if needed, said Matej Cer, CEO of Avantcar, at the opening event. The car-sharing stations are located near BTC (Ljubljana’s thickest shopping centre) and Teknoloski Park (the hub for technology and start-ups). The ambitious aim of Ljubljana Municipality is to have inbetween 5-10 thousand fewer cars ter the city by 2018. That will achieve a reduction of one million grammes of CO2 vanaf kilometre. Ljubljana will eventually have a fleet of more than 500 electrical cars available for sharing, Cer estimated.

Global market size ter 2021: 35 million users

Now let’s take a look at the thicker picture: ter the BCG report it is pointed out that car-sharing “will expand relatively quickly and widely. Estimates suggest that ter Europe some 81 million people will be living ter large urban areas ter 2021, 46 million of whom will have a valid driver’s licence. About 14 million people will be registered with a car-sharing service and 1.Four million of them will be powerful users who take numerous trips vanaf month.”

Globally up to 35 million people worldwide will be registered with at least one car-sharing provider, spil seen te the table shown te the Gallery Section.

How all will this affect the car manufacturing industry?

BCG estimates that the rapid growth of the car-sharing trend will only have a minimal effect on fresh car sales, mostly because drivers will not forgo car ownership entirely. Also, a proportion of lost car sales will be partially offset by sales ter car-sharing fleets te large urban areas.

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