Thursday, April 14, 2005

State of the Carsharing Industry 2004

Dr. Susan Shaheen at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley provides these corrected totals for carsharing in North America. As of December 2004:

· 15 U.S. carsharing programs claimed 61,651 members sharing 939 vehicles, and

· 11 carsharing organizations in Canada claimed 10,759 members sharing 528 vehicles.

That's a 65:1 member:vehicle ratio in the US and a 20:1 ratio for Canada. What are we doing differently south of the border?

And with 1,467 carsharing vehicles in North America, surely we must be getting big enough to attract a little competitiveness with insurance companies!?