Sharing economy boomed: 1 Italian on 5 subscribed to a sharing service.
IN ITALY, ONE PERSON ON 5 IS SUBSCRIBED TO A SHARING MOBILITY SERVICE. GREENVULCANO TECHNOLOGIES: «THANKS TO MICROMOBILITY AND TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES, SHARING ECONOMY BOOMED I ITALY». THIS MONTH’S ITALIAN MARKET ANALYSIS ON SHARING MOBILITY PROVES IT, AS EXPLAINED BY THE BIG B2B PLAYER BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF THE MAJOR SMART MOBILITY COMPANIES.
In 2020, transport sharing services dramatically increased in Italy. Subscriptions to sharing mobility solutions reached 11,549,750 if we count those 5,475,000 subscribed to car and scooter pooling services as well. This is further explained by GreenVulcano Technologies (www.greenvulcano.com) based on data gathered by Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile and the sector’s main platforms.
The way we move in our cities is changing. It is changing thanks to players such as GreenVulcano Technologies (www.greenvulcano.com) and its new predictive algorithms, which allow (among many things) to find the right vehicle in the right place at the right time and (especially) to ensure the highest safety for every travel through, for instance, monitoring the vehicle’s conditions and the driver’s driving skills.
But how has mobility changed in the last year? Here are the numbers for 2020 GreenVulcano Technologies worked on – according to the report developed by the National Sharing Mobility Observatory of «Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile» and to data gathered from specific mobility sharing platforms (both ride-sharing and pooling) for cars and scooters.
«Today, in Italy, actual sharing vehicles – that’s excluding pooling – are 80,423,» as stated by Claudio Ortenzi, Senior Analyst at GreenVulcano Technologies, a leading company in Europe, regarded as the B2B player behind the curtain of the most relevant smart mobility companies and one of the most active «made-in-Italy hi-tech» R&D labs for the widest sectors.
The most numerous fleet – in the first place – is still that of bikes: 36,000 units (of which 5,413 are electric bikes) for a total of 13 million rides in 2020.
But the number of bikes has been more or less stable for 2 years. Hence, bike-sharing will be soon replaced by kick scooters, whose fleet has now increased to 27,150 units, with an increase of 554% compared to 2019 – for a total of 5 million rides against 2019’s 3 million and 2018′ 989,000 rides.
In the third place, we have cars which – also considering free-floating vehicles you can pick up and leave wherever you want and station-based ones you can only pick up and leave in specific places – amount to 12,000, of which 2,094 are electric, with an increase of 46% compared to 2019 and of 52% compared to 2018.
Finally, scooters amount to 5,273, of which the great majority (4,818) are electric, with an increasing number of rides: 4 million against 3 million in 2019 and 1 million in 2018.
If we consider the number of subscribers, however, we still find car sharing in the first place, with 3,565,750 subscribers (+48% compared to 2019). In the second place, we have bike-sharing, with 1,600,000 subscribers (+8% compared to 2019); and in the third place, scooter sharing with 609,000 subscribers (+45% compared to 2019).
In the last place, we have kick scooter sharing, with a number of subscribers GreenVulcano Technologies estimates at 300,000 people. However, the service has basically started only this year and is quickly climbing the Italian market approval ratings.
If we add the 5,475,000 carpooling users and those of the yet little popular scooter pooling, then, we get to 11,549,750 users subscribed to sharing mobility: basically almost one Italian on 5.
Sharing mobility is growing and it’s the driving force of the Italian sharing economy. What determined its success is the implementation of technology and the development of ad-hoc IT systems, as the ones developed by GreenVulcano Technologies – not only for cars and motor vehicles but also for kick scooters, hoverboards, skateboards and bikes – in the name of greener, more agile and silent rides, so as to improve as much as possible the life of customers and citizens.
«According to the European Commission’s data, Italians get stuck in traffic for an average of 38 hours per year. Basically, they lose a working week stuck in queues, not to mentions the levels of pollution caused by traffic jams. And yet, today we only need an app to have the best ride available in a few taps to reach our destination in the most efficient way, even jumping queues,» as Marco D’Ambrosio, GreenVulcano Technologies’s Business Development Manager comments.
With more than 100 employees and a 20-year-old experience, GreenVulcano Technologies worked together with companies of every dimension to move towards sharing economy. These include major players such as Octo Telematics and eDriving, whose mission is to support more than one million drivers in reducing accidents and injuries.
It also helped many startups which – thanks to innovation and all-round integration B2B partners as GreenVulcano, whose strength is to support other companies from scratch – designed new business models and leveraged the power of technological platforms and revolutionary predictive algorithms to push new forms of micromobility – among car sharing, carpooling, bike-sharing and so on – and brand-new methodologies for vehicle use. A phenomenon currently changing the way we think of mobility all around the globe.