Published by the Research in Transportation Business & Management
Berkeley, August 27, 2014 – Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), a leading provider of independent shared-use vehicle research, announced the release of their carsharing market outlook. Dr. Susan Shaheen and TSRC have been tracking carsharing developments worldwide since 1997.
“Growth in shared-use vehicle systems continues worldwide,” stated Dr. Shaheen. “In this issue of the Carsharing Outlook, we release the January 2014 numbers for the Americas (U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil). Since our last Outlook, we have published three papers on public bikesharing; one on the evolution of the bicycle in China; and our white paper, reporting on the first Shared-Use Mobility Summit held in San Francisco in October 2013. Our latest research initiatives include a study of personal vehicle sharing operations and impacts in North America, a second-year study of North American public bikesharing, a one-way carsharing evaluation in North America, and carsharing linked to electric bikesharing in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
The Carsharing Outlook highlights the following market developments:
• As of January 1, 2014, there were 19 active programs in Canada, 24 in the United States (U.S.), one program in Mexico, and one program in Brazil totaling approximately 1,462,056 carsharing members sharing 21,459 vehicles in the Americas.
• As of January 1, 2014, 19 Canadian operators claimed 224,523 members and shared 4,174 vehicles. In the U.S., 1,228,573 members shared 17,179 vehicles among 24 operators.
• In Mexico, 5,634 members shared 50 vehicles among one operator as of January 1, 2014. In Brazil, one operator claimed 3,326 members sharing 56 vehicles.