Research by the Transportation Sustainability Research Center | December 5, 2012


As of October 2012, carsharing was operating in 27 countries and five continents, with an estimated 1,788,000 members sharing over 43,550 vehicles. Carsharing was planned in seven additional countries worldwide.

North America remains the largest carsharing region in terms of membership, with 50.8% of worldwide members and 36% of all fleets deployed. Europe, which has lower member-vehicle ratios, accounts for 38.7% of members and 47.0% of fleets deployed.

In 2012, Israel maintained the highest member-vehicle ratios (72:1) followed by 64:1 in both the United States and Spain.