SHARED-USE VEHICLE SERVICES: A SURVEY OF NORTH AMERICAN MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

Shared-use vehicle services provide members access to a fleet of vehicles for use throughout the day, without the hassles and costs of individual auto ownership. From June 2001 to June 2002 the paper surveyed 28 North American shared-use vehicle service organizations on a range of topics, including business model approach, organizational size, strategic partnerships, pricing strategies, and technology applications. While survey findings demonstrate a decline in the number of organizational starts between June 2001 and June 2002, the rate of operational launches into new cities, membership, and fleet size continue to increase. Several growth-oriented organizations in Canada and the U.S. are responsible for the majority of this growth and innovation. The paper also noted several factors that could facilitate or inhibit shared-use vehicle market growth in North America, such as high capital investment (or start-up costs), dramatic hikes in insurance rates, grant programs and other supportive public policies, and technology developments.

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  • Authors:
    • Shaheen, S A
    • Meyn, M M
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  • Publication Date: 2002

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 12p

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  • Accession Number: 00960310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2003 12:00AM