According to experts, already in 2030 fewer and fewer people will decide to have their own car. This is related to the idea of carsharing, which means that cars are available for a short period of time against payment. This is an extremely convenient solution that allows for greater mobility of users. Using the phone app, you can quickly book a car in our area and set off and leave it in one of the available places. According to research, one car made available in this way can replace even 13 private ones.
Carsharing - for whom?
This idea is linked to the great development of mobility and other mobile applications of similar scope. Increasingly, electric cars are being made available to acquaint potential buyers with new technology, as well as to test and promote new models. In many European cities, a law has already come into force that restricts the entry into city centres to electric cars only, making this idea even more attractive to potential users.
In Poland, this market segment has been growing dynamically in recent years, but it is primarily based on traditional combustion models. According to data from June 2017, currently there are about a thousand vehicles operating in the idea of car sharing on the roads in our country, in cities such as Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, Poznan or Wroclaw. Since November, the first electric car rental company has also been operating.
Why is car sharing gaining popularity?
The main reason why more and more people are using the idea of car sharing is the increasing cost of owning their own vehicle. According to the experts' data, the total cost of owning a middle-class car in our country reaches even 15 thousand zlotys a year! Renting a car, especially in large cities, can be much more profitable for residents.
Car sharing is not only a way to replace the traditional model of car ownership, but is also a substitute for taxis and public transport. In terms of minutes, car sharing can prove to be much more cost-effective with greater comfort of use. This is not only a way to save money, but also time.
Also of great importance is the growing environmental awareness of the society, which is why there are more and more people who pay attention to the problem of pollution every year. According to many studies, the main source of pollution in large cities is pollution resulting from car exhaust emissions to the atmosphere.