According to a variety of ride-sharing companies, Australians are making thousands of dollars each year by participating in their services.
Car Next Door chief executive Will Davies said there was a growing demand from city dwellers to share cars in a bid to save money, parking spaces and reduce their carbon footprints.
More than 200,000 Australians are already using car-sharing services. Companies like GoGet, Flexicar and Green Share Car provide cars, while others like Car Next Door connect people with other “real” people’s cars, with some owners earning more than $10,000 per year by renting out their vehicles, according to Mr Davies.
The popularity of the scheme comes amid a rise in bike sharing services, such as oBike, Reddy Go and Mobike, now rampant throughout major Australian cities including Sydney and Melbourne.
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