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Frost & Sullivan: Cost Efficiency and Convenience Convince Residents in Select European Cities To Consider Car Sharing

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 ottobre 2013

LONDON – 21st October, 2013 – Frost & Sullivan’s recent customer research study on car sharing in select European cities reveals that the market is fast gaining ground. Residents in a number of cities in France, Germany as well as in the United Kingdom, are currently multi-modal transport users. While only one out of four claim familiarity with the car sharing concept, once familiar, the interest levels in these services zip to 38 percent.(, Car Sharing End User Analysis in Selected European Cities, finds that traditional car sharing will increase from 0.7 million members in 2011 to more than 15 million members in 2020. The major interest groups include the young, the well-educated, the office goers, and university students, with no children.
The rising popularity of car sharing services has expectedly eaten into the share of other modes of transportation, but that is not to say it will nudge them out. Potential car sharers reported that they would – for the time being – consider replacing one out of three trips with car sharing. Between 25 to 40 percent of current drivers claimed they would give up their cars and about 60 percent of non-owners said they would refrain from buying a car.The growing of the trend can further be observed in the Frost & Sullivan forecast that traditional car sharing in Europe will reach nearly 0.24 million vehicles by 2020. Basic and small vehicles are currently popular options among car sharing operators (CSO).The future of the market however, will be determined by Peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing. Though only 18 percent of respondents seem willing to share their own cars, P2P car sharing has been growing rapidly since 2008, having recorded 100 percent growth between 2010 and 2011. As a result, the market is expected to have nearly 0.31 million vehicles in operation and more than 0.74 million members by 2020. While there is little doubt that the car sharing model is a hit in Europe, it has not reached its optimum potential due to attitudinal and operational issues such as the unavailability of a vehicle within short notice, the loss of flexibility, and customers’ reluctance to pay an up-front membership fee.“To expand the scope of car sharing services, CSOs could direct their marketing and educational campaigns at the younger demographic. Liasing with universities to build awareness among students prior to the start of their careers would be a wise move,” noted Moreira. “Further flexibility using location-based services could also be built into the service to attract a larger pool of customers.”If you are interested in more information on Frost & Sullivan’s latest customer research Car Sharing End-user Analysis in Selected European Cities, please send an email to Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at, with your full contact details.Car Sharing End-user Analysis in Selected European Cities (M9D5-18) is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: 2013 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice, 2012 European Customer Desirability and Willingness to Pay for Infotainment, HMI and Telematics Features and Services, and 2012 United States Telematics, Connectivity, Apps, and HMI. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Frost & Sullivan: Rising Awareness of Car Sharing Concept Set to Increase Uptake

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 Maggio 2013

LONDON Whilst Car sharing as a concept has existed for several years, the uptake rates and emergence of new players in the traditional as well as “Peer to Peer (P2P)” car sharing market has proliferated in the last 5 years. Member numbers increased by over 90 per cent between 2008 and 2012, growing from 500,000 to over 940,000. According to Frost & Sullivan, this trend is set to continue.In an upcoming web conference, entitled Car Sharing – The Voice of the Consumer, taking place on Tuesday, 14 May 2013, at 3.00 p.m. BST, Frost & Sullivan Mobility Programme Manager, Mr. Martyn Briggs, and Programme Manager, Mr. Mohamed Mubarak, will present latest findings from a customer research study on consumer profiles of members currently using car sharing services, including their preferences and aspirations for the car sharing concept in future. The idea of this voice of the consumer study was also to understand from non-members what would encourage them to join such new mobility services, as well as their idea of a ‘winning concept’.To participate in this complimentary web conference, please email Katja Feick at with your full contact details. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.A targeted survey of over 2,300 people was conducted in a total of 12 cities in the UK (London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh), France (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse), and Germany (Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Cologne). The study used the ‘Adaptive Choice Based Conjoint’ methodology that enables the possibility to create different simulations of car sharing models and generate the respective pricing and market share. The web conference will now give an overview regarding transport usage and commuting profiles, the customer’s / member’s perspective on the current and future usage of car sharing services and the willingness to pay for the service, existing car sharing member profiles, as well as familiarity, interest and adoption amongst non-members.“Our research revealed a potential for over 15 million car sharing members in Europe alone by 2020, but there is a lot of education and behavioural change amongst consumers’ mobility patterns that need to take place to achieve such growth,” outlines Mr. Briggs. “The voice of the consumer survey yielded interesting results; for example, the majority of car sharing members (53 per cent) were under 34, degree educated (67 per cent), and did not own a car (51 per cent).”The survey also illustrates that the market for P2P Car Sharing is still in its nascent stage and is expected to co-exist with traditional car sharing. The interest in using someone else’s car is higher than the interest to providing own car to be used by others. Surprisingly, there exists a correlation between the interest in becoming a car sharing member and the interest in providing the own car to be used by others.From those of the whole sample, who currently own a car and are considering joining a car sharing service, over 40 per cent would consider selling their vehicle. This underlines the continued downward trend in car ownership in major cities that adopt car sharing services.This web conference will benefit car sharing operators, and all parties interested in the perceptions of car sharing, such as automotive manufacturers, transport operators, fleet/leasing companies, and technology providers in particular, but also from transport & mobility professionals, researchers and associated media.Frost & Sullivan will be hosting its two-day interactive workshop on 19-20 June 2013 for the 5th time this year, taking place at the House of Lords and the Siemens Crystal Building in London. Day 1 will feature a high-level debate on the “Death of the car and rise of new mobility business models in an Urban Environment”. Day 2 will consist of 5 different panels, focussing on mega trends and their impact on mobility, new business models, such as mobility integration, car sharing, and new fleet/leasing models, urban logistics and online retailing, the future of public transport, including HSR, BRT buses, PRT and hybrid/electric buses, as well as autonomous driving and infrastructure trends. For more information, visit:
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Frost & Sullivan on Carsharing

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 marzo 2010

London Frost & Sullivan estimates that approximately 980 carsharing programs exist globally. By 2016, Europe and North America combined should account for over 9 million members sharing 150,000 vehicles through more than 450 programs. Each operating vehicle under the carsharing program is expected to remove between 5 to 8 cars from the roads. Frost & Sullivan estimates that 1 in 3 new carsharing vehicles by 2016 will be a battery powered electric vehicle. These amazing and rapidly accelerating trends are expected to pose some challenges for OEMs as well as provide some unique opportunities for industry stakeholders. To provide unique insights into the carsharing market, the Automotive & Transportation Group at Frost & Sullivan (http://www.transportation. is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online analyst briefing presentation on Tuesday, 9 March, 2010 at 3:00 pm GMT. Highlights of the briefing include analyses of the European and North American market trends, forecasts of carsharing members and vehicles, business model analysis, regional differences and best practices case studies. This briefing will benefit carsharing operators, vehicle manufacturers, car rental companies, carsharing hardware and software suppliers, transportation authorities, the business and financial community and relevant researchers by presenting key findings and implications for the European and North American carsharing market.
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