Success factors for electric carsharing

Using electric vehicles for carsharing can enhance the environmental benefits of such programs. This briefing details electric carsharing in Europe and North America and provides insights into charging infrastructure and best practices gleaned from successful carsharing programs. The study finds that electric carsharing programs can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from daily travel by up to 43% per user compared to previous travel modes. In addition, electric carsharing also brings many of the benefits of conventional carsharing, such as a conservative estimated reduction in vehicle kilometers traveled per household of between 3% and 36%. Moreover, for each carsharing car, between five and 24 private car purchases were suppressed or postponed, increasing public parking space availability by similar numbers.