Car-sharing services could play a big part in sustainable urban mobility. With inhabitants having access to a shared car when they need one, car ownership could be reduced. This would reduce the need for parking spaces and might also help reduce overall traffic and congestion.
Although car-sharing is not a new idea – car rental is a well-known concept – new business models have entered the market in the last few years. One of those new concepts is free-floating car-sharing, in which customers are free to leave the shared car in any valid parking spot within designated geographical boundaries. Other customers may then pick the car up from that parking spot and leave it at another. Thus, the shared cars are free-floating within a city or area.
In October 2018, a company called Aimo launched a free-floating car-sharing service comprising 300 fully electric cars in Stockholm. To increase knowledge of what possibilities and challenges that this kind of car-sharing entails, RISE and City of Stockholm have conducted the study presented in this report, as part of the Horizon 2020 project MEISTER
Download the report (PDF, 720KB)