Figure of the month

JULY

A7
Car-sharing as an alternative to owning a car

Yes, would consider it; figures in percent

Even if the number of car-sharing vehicles is on the rise and the topic enjoys media coverage, the level of acceptance is still modest, at least among car buyers, despite slightly higher figures. In 2015, only 9% of new-car buyers could imagine a car-sharing vehicle as an alternative to their own car. In the automotive year 2019, this figure has risen to 16%. Among used-car buyers, as many as 14% in 2015 and currently 18% could imagine using car-sharing as an alternative to outright ownership. New- and used-car buyers were largely in agreement on the most frequently cited reasons against car-sharing. For them, sharing a car is out of the question. Secondly, the car buyers were bothered by the lack of flexibility that car-sharing entails. The third argument put forward by both groups was the excessive effort involved

Even if the number of car-sharing vehicles is on the rise and the topic enjoys media coverage, the level of acceptance is still modest, at least among car buyers, despite slightly higher figures. In 2015, only 9% of new-car buyers could imagine a car-sharing vehicle as an alternative to their own car. In the automotive year 2019, this figure has risen to 16%. Among used-car buyers, as many as 14% in 2015 and currently 18% could imagine using car-sharing as an alternative to outright ownership. New- and used-car buyers were largely in agreement on the most frequently cited reasons against car-sharing. For them, sharing a car is out of the question. Secondly, the car buyers were bothered by the lack of flexibility that car-sharing entails. The third argument put forward by both groups was the excessive effort involved