Sharing is Caring – Understanding the Relationship Between the Sharing Economy and Sustainable Mobility

Willing, Christoph and Brandt, Tobias and Neumann, Dirk (2016) Sharing is Caring – Understanding the Relationship Between the Sharing Economy and Sustainable Mobility. International Conference On Information (ICIS).

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Abstract

Electric vehicles (EVs) could play a major role in making personal transportation more sustainable. Yet, their diffusion is slow and the general public is skeptical of their potential to replace conventional combustion vehicles (CVs). We investigate differences in driver behavior between the two types, showing how sharing economy approaches can help people overcome concerns related to electric mobility. We analyze a dataset of carsharing rentals of a provider who offers EVs and CVs under the same conditions, within the same city, comprising over 230,000 rentals of approximately 750 cars over a period of 3.5 months. Our preliminary results suggest that in fact, once people get acquainted with EVs – at least in an urban carsharing context – they use them in a very similar manner as they use CVs. This suggests that the sharing economy supports the adoption of electric mobility and fosters more sustainable transportation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 3
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 14:52
URI: http://repository.ittelkom-pwt.ac.id/id/eprint/2014

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