State of the Union, 2012: Carsharing stats
Thanks to Kootenay Carshare Cooperative for passing along these exciting stats on carsharing worldwide and in North America!
THE CARSHARING OUTLOOK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING MARKET DEVELOPMENTS:
- 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 percent and 50.8 percent of worldwide carsharing membership, respectively.
- Europe accounts for the majority of fleets deployed in 2012: 47.0 percent in contrast to 36.2 percent 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.
North American Carsharing:
- As of July 1, 2012, 19 Canadian operators claimed 101,502 members and shared 3,143 vehicles. In the United States, 807,082 members shared 12,652 vehicles among 26 operators. In Mexico, 750 members shared 18 vehicles among one operator.
- Between July 2011 and July 2012, carsharing membership grew 44.0 percent in the United States and 28.7 percent in Canada. Between July 2011 and July 2012, carsharing fleets grew 26.3 percent in the United States and 20.7 percent in Canada.
- As of July 2012, U.S. member-vehicle ratios were 64:1, representing a 13.9 percent increase over the previous year. In Canada, the ratio was 32:1, representing a 6.6 percent increase over the previous year.
In North America, two carsharing operators were providing one-way carsharing services in six American and three Canadian metropolitan areas.
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.
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