Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Carsharing serves 1 million members in North America.

Carsharing services have more than 1 million members in North America!

In case you missed it, Dr. Susan Shaheen and her staff at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at U.C. Berkeley have issued their semi-annual update on the status of Worldwide carsharing.

· As of January 1, 2013, there were 46 active carshare programs in North America with 1,033,564 members sharing 15,603 vehicles. 
   · As of January 1,2013, 20 Canadian carshare operators claimed 141,351 members and shared 3,432 vehicles. In the United States, 891,953 members shared 12,131 vehicles among 25 operators. In Mexico, 620 members shared 40  vehicles among one operator. 
   · Between January 2012 and January 2013, carsharing membership grew 24.1% in the United States and 53.4% in Canada. Between January 2012 and January 2013, carsharing fleets grew 23.6% in the United  States and 35.9% in Canada. 

The TSRC report says that as of their last international survey in Oct. 2012 carsharing was operating in 27 countries with 1,788,000 members (est.) sharing over 43,550 vehicles.   At the same time there were 33 personal vehicle sharing operators worldwide, with 10 active or in pilot phase, three planned, and four defunct in North America. In addition, one-way/on-demand carsharing was operating in seven countries worldwide including Austria, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and USA.

As always, this information is extremely useful and much appreciated.  Thank you.