Half of youth is considering sharing their car with others

04 March 2013 Consultancy.uk

Almost half of the people aged between 18 and 39 (‘the youth’) is considering sharing their car with others in the coming decennium. This is concluded in a research of the American advisory company McKinsey & Company.

The phenomenon of car sharing has been on the rise for years. Car sharing refers to when people share a car for, in most cases, short periods of time. It is different from "Carpooling", which refers to the shared use of a car for a specific journey, in most cases used by colleagues that commute together to work.


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The theorem on which respondents had to give their opinion was: ‘The upcoming ten years I will engage in car sharing more often because it is a good alternative to other forms of transportation.’ Almost half of all young participants in this online survey answered and confirmed to this. Of all respondents –elderly included- one-third (34%) agreed to this theorem. The consultants have multiple explanations for their expected increase in car sharing. Respondents find sharing a car a solution that is more sustainable and cost efficient than remainder opportunities.

In the study "Mobility of the Future" the strategic advisory firm also found that 35% of car drivers use their smartphone while driving.