On average, German cars are left stationary at the side of the road for almost 23 hours a day. So it makes sense to share cars to increase utilisation. New mobility services such as WeShare, a Volkswagen subsidiary, are an important component of the modern mobility offering. And with good reason: carsharing is straightforward and plays an important role in expanding climate-friendly mobility. In 2021, journeys made with the all-electric WeShare fleet alone reduced CO2 emissions by 6,500 tonnes – which is the equivalent of 3,070 return flights between Berlin and New York.
And demand in Germany is growing. Whereas only 180,000 people were registered here in 2010, the German association CarSharing e. V. announced almost 3.4 million users at the start of 2022 – the majority of customers mainly use location-independent free-floating offerings such as WeShare.