· As of January 1,2013, 20 Canadian 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.
· As of January 1, 2013, U.S. member-vehicle ratios were 73:1, representing a 0.4% increase between January 2012 and January 2013. In Canada, the ratio was 41:1, representing a 12.9% increase over the same period.
· As of October 2012, carsharing was operating in 27 countries and 5 continents, accounting for an estimated 1,788,000 members sharing over 43,550 vehicles.
· North America remains the largest carsharing region, with Europe and North America accounting for 38.7% and 50.8% of worldwide carsharing membership, respectively.
· Europe accounts for the majority of fleets deployed in 2012: 47.0% in contrast to 36.2% in North America.
· As of October 2012, one-way carsharing was operating in seven countries worldwide including (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States).
Personal Vehicle Sharing
· As of October 2012, there were 33 personal vehicle sharing operators worldwide, with 10 active or in pilot phase, three planned, and four defunct in North America.
Shaheen, Susan A, and Adam P Cohen. "Carsharing and Personal Vehicle Services: Worldwide Market Developments and Emerging Trends." International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 7, No. 1 (2013). Pre-print available on-line at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15568318.2012.660103#preview.
Shaheen, Susan A, Elliot W Martin, Adam P Cohen, and Rachel S Finson. Public Bikesharing in North America: Early Operator and User Understanding. Research Report 11-26, San Jose: Mineta Transportation Institute, 2012.
Shaheen, Susan A, Mark A Mallery, and Karla J Kingsley. "Personal Vehicle Sharing Services in North America." Research in Transportation Business & Management, 2012: Pages 71-81.
About Transportation Sustainability Research Center
The Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) was formed in 2006. TSRC is managed by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. TSRC uses a wide range of analysis and evaluation tools including: questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, automated data collection systems, and simulation models to collect data and perform analysis and data interpretation. The center develops impartial findings and recommendations for key issues of interest to policymakers to aid in decision making. In addition to the center’s shared-use vehicle research, key studies include: ecodriving for private vehicles and freight; smart parking management for public transit and trucks; fuel cell, electric, and plug-in hybrid vehicles and infrastructure; and older mobility.
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Shaheen, Susan, and Adam Cohen (2013). “Innovative Mobility Carsharing Outlook: Carsharing Market Overview, Analysis, and Trends."
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