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Boom for carpooling, 6 out of 10 Italians ready to use it regularly

Byeditorial

May 10, 2021

Shared mobility is no longer scary: 6 out of 10 Italians are ready to use car sharing regularly. This was revealed by a Bva-Doxa research for the ‘Change Lab, Italy 2030’ Observatory carried out by Groupama Assicurazioni, the first branch of the French Groupama Group and one of the main players in the insurance sector in Italy, which wanted to investigate the main 2030 will change the lifestyle habits of Italians. According to data from the Groupama Observatory, currently only 3 out of 10 Italians (29%) have used the car sharing service at least once; 4 out of 10 if we consider young people under 35. Scooter sharing and bike sharing are less used: respectively 12% and 21% of the sample (the latter figure rises to 28% only in large cities). Almost all of the interviewees (94%) are fully satisfied with the car sharing service: they appreciate the savings in time (54%) and money (47%) and the lower environmental impact (34%). Scooter sharing shows very similar values ​​for levels and reasons of satisfaction. As for bike sharing, the level of satisfaction is slightly lower (86%): in general, 1 user out of 2 appreciates its low environmental impact, while the inefficiency of the service is cited among the reasons for dissatisfaction (38 %), inconvenience (31%), lack of points of use (31%) and costs (31%). The car sharing service will be much more used in the next 10 years: 62% of the sample interviewed is convinced that will make use of it. Bike sharing should also see a surge in users, given that about 1 in 2 Italians imagine being able to use this service. Scooter sharing, on the other hand, will be chosen by 3 out of 10. Young people between 18 and 34 years of age declare themselves the most likely to make use of shared mobility. Men in greater numbers than women.