IIS: ‘Belgians don’t like to share their car’
Car sharing is growing more and more popular in Europe but, according to a recent study of ING International Survey (IIS) for which 15.000 people were interrogated, Belgians don’t like to share their car.
503 cars for 1.000 inhabitants
Belgium is a country with 503 cars for 1.000 inhabitants, according to figures of Eurostat from 2016. 80% of the interviewees own a car and 15% of the Belgian fleet is a company car. Still, the Belgian citizen is the least inclined to share his car or to use a car sharing system, like Cambio.
In France or Italy, on the contrary, two-thirds of private car users would be willing to share their car for 20 euro, whereas the Belgian car owner would ask a lot more for it.
Not only the price of car sharing could be an obstacle for the Belgian citizen, but also the accessibility to the car, the nearness of his destination, the number of cars available and the reliability of them.
“Car sharing is not the solution to reduce traffic congestion, like in Brussels, but rather a solution to solve parking problems”, says Julien Manceaux, senior economist of ING.