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Assessment of the Future Development of Car Sharing in Germany and Related Opportunities

Loose, Willi and Mohr, Mario and Nobis, Claudia (2006) Assessment of the Future Development of Car Sharing in Germany and Related Opportunities. Transport Reviews, 26 (3), pp. 365-382. Taylor & Francis. ISSN 0144-1647.

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Abstract

Car sharing, which can be defined as sharing vehicle services amongst members, thereby giving them access to a fleet of vehicles, is important in promoting the use of sustainable modes of transport. Even though the car sharing market in Germany has grown considerably in recent years, customer take-up is still relatively low. Only 0.16 % of driving licence holders in Germany have joined a car-sharing organization. As a result, the central objective of this report is to assess ways of promoting car-sharing services further. Therefore, the report begins with an investigation into the current situation in Germany, for which a survey addressing all German Car Sharing Organizations (CSOs) was conducted. Additionally, a household survey was conducted to evaluate the demand for car sharing. Finally, research into the development of car sharing in other countries was undertaken via the Internet and a brief survey to CSOs in some of those countries. Recommendations for the further development of car sharing are given on the basis of the findings from each of these studies.

Document Type:Article
Title:Assessment of the Future Development of Car Sharing in Germany and Related Opportunities
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Loose, WilliÖko-Institut e.V.
Mohr, MarioÖko-Insitut e.V.
Nobis, ClaudiaUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Transport Reviews
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:26
Page Range:pp. 365-382
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Banister, DavidUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0144-1647
Status:Published
Keywords:Car Sharing, Mobilität, Potenzialanalyse
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Systemanalyse (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Deposited By: Claudia Nobis
Deposited On:22 Aug 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:01

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