From the history of car sharing

Have you ever wondered how exactly carsharing started, or how long does it exist? Especially for you, the Getmancar team has prepared a publication on carsharing history. And so, how has it all begun?

A start

It all started in 1948 in Zurich - where the first contract of carsharing has been signed. Then in 1970ies started more ambitious project of carsharing in France, but they were working only for a couple of years and then stopped their working.

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Germany picked up

Then, in 1990-ies the Germanic carsharing Statt Auto began functioning in its country – Germany. It was a success and a lot of people started using carsharing services.

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Carsharing in USA

Dave Brooke, a Portland resident launched Carshare in Portland, USA. In his service were 20 cars of his neighbours who agreed to share their cars. Zipcar carsharing company launched in Boston in 2000.

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Nowadays

If we try to count how many cities nowadays, we will get a figure of 600 cities around the world. In USA along there are 30 carsharing companies. For example, there is Mobility CarSharing in Switzerland which has got around 30 000 users.

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