We adopted a stated choice survey with 995 participants from Switzerland to test the car purchase preference of mobility users with and without carsharing experience. Results suggest that – for people living in the countryside – carsharing users have a 3 times higher likelihood of choosing a micro to mid-sized battery electric vehicle (BEV) compared to participants without carsharing experience. We find a similar trend for people living in the agglomerations. We therefore recommend policy makers and mobility planners to take these benefits into account when planning carsharing services and its role in mobility systems.
Our study about the influence of carsharing on sustainable car purchasing has just been published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. The open access article can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.102861