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Carsharing Potential of Shared E-Scooter Users

Berkers, E.W.J. (2021) Carsharing Potential of Shared E-Scooter Users.

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Abstract:Shared mobility is a relatively new tool to aid the constant search for mobility that meets today's ever-growing list of constraints. Reducing car ownership is one of the primary methods to improve the built environment. Shared mobility aids in reducing car ownership by filling the same niche a private car takes while doing it much more efficiently; one shared car is shown to replace up to thirteen private cars (Goudappel Coffeng, Greenwheels, 2019). The new and upcoming generation who have not yet bought cars is in a great spot to adapt carsharing to delay and reduce car acquisition. Shared e-scooter users from Rotterdam and Den Haag are familiar with several modes of shared mobility. And are posed to show great carsharing potential. What is the carsharing potential of shared e-scooter users in Rotterdam and Den Haag? Forty per cent of the surveyed respondents shows potential for carsharing and expects to use a shared car regularly at some time in the next five years. Furthermore, half of the respondents are confident of their private car use. In contrast, less than ten per cent will not use a car at all. The shared e-scooter users are much less dependent on a car than current carsharing users. They do not experience as much difficulty not having a private car and most are fine without car ownership. What carsharing preferences does this group have? Most respondents prefer Free-floating carsharing; stationbased sharing is chosen only by a handful of (older) respondents. Potential carsharing users are open to all types of service: professional, peer2-peer and cooperative sharing. However, professional sharing and peer-2-peer are preferred. And even though those who expect to use a private car are not very open to carsharing services, car ownership is correlated with openness to cooperative sharing. What characteristics does this group have? The group of shared e-scooter users is younger than the average. In addition, there are many more men than women, though the divide is not as bad as it used to be. Most are highly educated. Moreover, half are still students. The potential carsharing users are more concerned about the environment, whereas the private car users are concerned with maximizing the availability of a car.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Civil Engineering BSc (56952)
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