A Short History of Carsharing in the ’90s


Authors: Susan Shaheen, Daniel Sperling, and Conrad Wagner

Date: September 01, 1999

Abstract: Updating a prior carsharing publication, this paper provides an extensive background to the international history of carsharing up to 1999, highlighting the reasons for which some organizations flourished and others faltered. Experiences of worldwide carsharing organizations (CSOs) are used to assess which factors are favorable to attaining innovative and economically viable operations and other organizational goals. The future prospects of international CSOs are explored based on trends in services offered, partnership management, and advanced technologies.

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September 1, 1999