After the completion of the pandemic car sharing will be perceived by consumers as a safer way to travel than public transport and taxis, according to analysts of the Department of studies and forecasting of the Central Bank.

“Pandemic coronavirus may partially affect the change in consumer installations: car sharing is likely to be a safer alternative to public transport or a taxi”, – it is told in the next newsletter “what do the trends.”

According to analysts, projected growth of car sharing in General is positive. In the coming years, the service could grow and reach the point of “saturation” in Moscow and other major Russian cities. But these trends will not have a significant impact on the demand for cars, since the service is only used in some cases.

Over the past nine years a decline in the intensity of use of private cars and the extension of its service life. However, car sharing is no substitute private cars, analysts say. “The number of daily trips using the car-share to the number of daily trips by car is 4-5%. Such relatively modest at the moment, figures on the one hand, say that despite the rapid growth of popularity of car-sharing capital, this way of moving is not currently a full replacement for personal car,” – stated in the report.

on the other hand, analysts note, it is important to consider that the car-share service in Russia is in its infancy. Therefore it can be assumed that the ratio of trips using car-sharing to travel by private car will continue to grow as you increase the number of cart abandonment by young people of the first cars.

To adapt to the customer requests for the company to introduce special tariffs for long-distance travel with payment for daily mileage, following foreign experience.

Now in Russia there are 24 companies of car sharing, the majority of which operates in most large cities with high population density. According to estimates of experts, in Moscow the fleet of car-sharing, there are about 26 thousand cars from nine different operators.