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Strategic Insight of the Global Carsharing Market

  • August 2014
  • 83 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2342736


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Sustained Growth Leads to Continued Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Territorial Expansion

The study offers a strategic insight into the global traditional carsharing market, with snapshots of the emerging segments of corporate and peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing. The study examines the growth of carsharing over the past few years, and provides 2014 growth outlooks for membership and number of vehicles in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It studies the factors accelerating the growth of carsharing membership, including the evolving business models of rental companies, original equipment manufacturers and carsharing operators; new technology; mergers and acquisitions; expanding territories; and the increase in use of electric vehicles.

Carsharing Market: Key Events, Global, 2013
- New CSOs in Germany: Citeecar started low-cost carsharing; Ford2Go
- Volkswagen acquired % of Greenwheels
- Carsharing in Italy grew from members in 2011 to over in 2013
- One-way carsharing expanded (car2go, DriveNow, Twizyway, Enjoy, Autolib’)
- Corporate carsharing grew (Carbox, AlphaCity, Shareyourfleet)
- EV carsharing showed considerable growth (Autolib’ increased from to vehicles)
- Avis acquired Zipcar for about $ million with plans to grow through franchising
- Enterprise continued acquisition of CSOs: IGO and PhillyCarShare
- Car2go expanded in more North American cities, increasing its fleet by vehicles and reaching 300,000 members
- About % of the carsharing members in North America subscribe to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) carsharing services
- Across Asia, membership reached by the end of 2013
- The Japanese market in particular saw significant growth (Orix and Time have over members)
- Launch of the Kandi “vending machine” in China
- OEM launches by Nissan (Choimobi Japan) and Hyundai-Kia (Electric Vehicle Sharing program in Seoul, South Korea)

Research Aims and Objectives

The aim of this study is to analyze the global carsharing services market and to provide an overview of types of services, regional snapshots, and emerging trends.

- To provide a strategic overview of the global carsharing market, which consists traditional, corporate, and P2P services
- To offer insight into the operational and business models of traditional carsharing services
- To present a comparative analysis of growth of the traditional carsharing market from 2006 to 2013 and forecast it through 2020
- To discuss 2013 highlights in the traditional carsharing market and the growth expected in 2014
- To comparatively analyze carsharing by region, powertrain, and technology
- To offer insight into the corporate carsharing market
- To examine the OEMs involved in carsharing services
- To provide an outlook for the global P2P carsharing market

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