Increasing the labour market relevance of VET provision and reducing skills mismatches and shortages in the new booming "Sharing Economy" sector.

CAR SHARING IN EUROPE

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The sharing economy is quickly paving new roads in the automotive industry, establishing a web of transportation options. Hitchhiking, it seems, is back—in one form or another. According to PwC data, 8% of all adults have participated in some form of automotive sharing. 1% have served as providers under this new model, chauffeuring passengers around or loaning out their car by the hour, day or week. Of all the categories PwC examined, this is the one in which consumers would most like to see the sharing economy succeed.

 

Consumer preference is not surprising given the trend in car ownership over the past decade. One-third of consumers PwC surveyed indicated that the automotive industry yields too much waste. Chief among them are millennials, who notably don’t drive as much as previous generations did at a

comparable age. They are less likely to get drivers licenses, and their view of cars is more perfunctory than emotional — they largely see cars as transportation, not as status symbols. source: pwc.com/CISsharing

 

In according to research conducted in 2014, the largest number of car sharing vehicles in Europe had Germany – 13 950, second place France – 3 900, third place United Kingdom – 3 000. Then consecutively: Switzerland – 2 650, Netherlands – 2 300, Italy – 1 800, Austria – 900, Sweden – 900, Belgium – 570, Denmark – 330, Norway – 320, Spain – 300. source: www.statista.com