In The Road Ahead: The Future of Mobility, 32% of respondents said that car ownership will still be the most common way to use a car in 2030. However, 34% said that on-demand car sharing or car subscription services will be the most common approach by then. Many call this Cars-as-a-Service, or CaaS. Ride-hailing (15%), car leasing (10%), and carpooling (9%) are the other services that could replace owning a car.
The Avis mobility report is based on a survey of 14,286 people in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and 13 countries in Europe during July and August 2019.
These findings are good news for mobility start-ups of all kinds from scooters to on-demand car pools, to mobility-as-as-service subscription plans: "Customers expect technology to work and be user friendly and are willing to try new things."
The Avis study also found that consumers, "expect cars to be part of a kind of mix and match buffet of transport options which will be accessed via apps and that journeys will be planned using technology."
Survey respondents rated on-demand access as the top requirement for a car rental or subscription service with 78% of people putting that as the deciding factor.
The next three requirements were:
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