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Trending: large vehicle sharing – market analysis identifies more than 70 providers in Europe and North America

Moving, furniture shopping, camping holidays, team outings: for special transport tasks, special vehicles are available in the form of vans, transporters and campervans. These are usually needed only temporarily and therefore fit well with the sharing concept. The INVERS white paper “Large Vehicle Sharing in Europe and North America. From Transporters and Vans to RVs and Campervans” provides the first overview of the market for large vehicle sharing in those regions.

Siegen, August 22nd, 2023  – The idea of sharing large vehicles is gaining ground. Vans, transporters or campervans are increasingly offered via the sharing model: there are more than 70 car sharing operators with large vehicles in Europe and North America. The vehicles offered include minivans such as the VW Caddy, Fiat Doblo or Nissan NV200, classic vans such as VW T6, Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter, maxi vans such as Peugeot Boxer, Renault Master or VW Crafter up to motorhomes.

The European market is more diverse and has more operators of large vehicles than North America. The current analysis identifies nearly 70 shared mobility operators in more than 20 countries in Europe, as well as eight operators in the US and Canada that operate vans, transporters or campervans in their fleets. In both regions, it’s evident that many providers of large vehicles offer them in addition to their existing passenger vehicle sharing, i.e. they are diversifying their fleet. Examples include Cambio or MILES from Germany as well as the Belgian provider Poppy, Zipcar UK, or peer-to-peer provider Getaround. Up to 20 per cent of operators focus exclusively on offering specialized vehicles. These include van-sharing providers such as Carl und Carla in Germany,  Ezeto in Sweden, WoziBus in Poland or 123-Transporter from Austria, as well as camper van providers such as Cabana in the USA, Cheeky Campers from Switzerland or Roadfans in Germany. More than a dozen of the European shared mobility operators offering large vehicles operate more than 100 large vehicles. Over half of those operate more than 500 large vehicles.

Usage scenarios for large vehicle sharing include trips to the landfill, transporting large items from DIY stores, furniture stores or garden centres, daily use by craftsmen and contractors, and also group trips or camping holidays.

The complete 33-page market analysis “Large Vehicle Sharing in Europe and North America. From Transporters and Vans to RVs and Campervans” is available here.

About Invers

Invers, inventor of automated vehicle sharing, enables mobility service providers to launch, operate and scale their offerings with integrated hardware and software solutions specifically designed for developers of shared mobility services. As the world’s first shared mobility technology company, Invers is developing and reliably maintaining the fundamental building blocks at scale to offer its customers cost-efficient and easily implementable tech solutions.

The company acts as an independent and reliable partner for operators of services such as car sharing, car subscription, moped sharing, ride pooling and car rental services with the vision to make the use of shared vehicles more convenient and affordable than ownership. Customers include Share Now, Cambio, GreenMobility, Miles, Zity, Getaround and Flinkster. The company was founded in 1993 and has locations in Siegen, Cologne and Vancouver. The development takes place entirely in Germany.

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