We are publishing the first in Poland in-depth report on the domestic car sharing market – the future of car transport in urban areas. In an easily accessible way, the report introduces the car sharing reality, explains what it’s all about, diagnoses the 6 years of market development so far and proposes activities for further development of car sharing in Poland.
Car sharing appeared for the very first time in Poland, in the form of a self-service rental “by minutes” and available via a mobile app on a smartphone, in Autumn 2016. At that time, the first such services were launched in Warsaw and Krakow, and started a new, very convenient form of accessing a personal car, without the need of owning it and bearing fixed costs resulting from this fact. All this, because a car sharing service allows using the car at any time needed and for as long as needed (even for a few minutes). Over the course of 6 years, the car sharing market in Poland has grown in strength, to the level of 5500 vehicles available in some 20+ Polish cities.
The report covers, among others, the following topics: the benefits of car sharing for the city, its inhabitants and the environment; the state of the market 6 years after its creation; the profile of car sharing users; the impact of COVID-19 on car sharing; e-mobility in car sharing services; car sharing on multimodal MaaS-type platforms; car sharing on private and public real estate (mobility hubs); regulatory framework for car sharing; and development forecasts for car sharing in Poland.