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22 Nov 2018

Free-floating car sharing has minor impact on car ownership - report

Car sharing association bcs

Car sharing schemes differ greatly in their impact on users’ car ownership, according to a report published by the car sharing association bcs. Whereas car sharing businesses using fixed stations for pick-up appear to have reduced car ownership significantly, “free-floating car sharing has hardly any effect on traffic volumes,” according to the bcs. A thousand users of station-based services own a total of 108 private cars on average. In contrast, 1,000 users of free-floating services, such as Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s Drive Now, own 485 cars. Users of stationary systems are also much more likely to get rid of their own car after joining a service compared to users of free-floating car sharing schemes.

Find the report in German here.

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