2022 to be an ‘industry-defining year’, says latest European Shared Mobility Index

The latest European Shared Mobility Index, published by Fluctuo, has been released, predicting that 2022 will be an “industry-defining year”.

In addition to the 16 cities for shared mobility that were already being monitored, it now also features Copenhagen (DK), Dublin (IE), Lisbon (PT) and Munich (DE).

“This is the fifth edition of the European Shared Mobility Index, and we are proud that it has become an industry reference,” said Julien Chamussy, CEO of Fluctuo. “By sharing this data with public transport authorities, city officials, journalists and investors, we actively support the development of shared mobility services.”

Market Overview
Unless otherwise specified, the below information is related to the 16 cities initially monitored in the 2021 publications.

– There are over 310,000 shared vehicles in the 20 cities monitored
– Scooters represent 44% of all vehicles, docked bikes 26%, free-floating bikes 13%, mopeds 11%, and cars 6%
– There are 56,000 more shared scooters than 12 months ago, as well as 28,000 more shared dockless bikes and 12,000 shared mopeds
– There was a 21% growth in trips from January-March 2022, compared to the same period in 2021

Vehicle focus
– Berlin has more scooters than any other city monitored (25,000)
– Fluctuo expects solid scooter ridership growth in 2022: scooter operators have succeeded in surviving without tourists in 2020 and 2021 – by shifting their focus and taking care of locals during the pandemic. Although tourists are now back, we still expect that they will continue to serve local communities well
– The growth of shared cars remains steady.

The 20 cities monitored were Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Vienna and Warsaw.

City focus
– Despite Barcelona no longer having the most shared mopeds per capita, it remains top of the ridership figures – proving the huge demand for mopeds in Catalonia
– Oslo recorded more scooter trips per capita than any other city
– Vienna was the only city that had more shared moped trips in Q1 (January-March 2022) than in Q4 (October-December 2021)
– Lisbon has the lowest seasonality observed in all the 20 cities chosen for the index. Ridership remains strong year-round

The European Shared Mobility Index provides a quarterly snapshot of the market across 20 cities, selected to highlight diversity in size, geography and market characteristics. The index encompasses shared bikes, scooters, mopeds and cars. Ride-hailing services, car-pooling and long-term rental services are not included.

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Vehicle and trip data was sourced directly from operators, open data sources, mobile applications and public announcements. Industry averages and some data extrapolation were used to fill the remaining data gaps. Operators who contributed financially to this report have not received any favourable treatment.

The European Shared Mobility Index, supported by Arval, Invers, Share Now, Vaimoo, Free Now, Cycling Industries Europe and Polis, can be downloaded here.

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