Sharing vehicles or sharing rides – what influences the acceptance of shared mobility services in Germany?

In the light of climate change and declining fossil resources, increasing energy efficiency in the transport sector is in the focus of many governments. Today, individual transport is dominated by cars – specifically the usage of private vehicles with combustion engines. Shared mobility presents one solution to break this dominating paradigm and to make transport more efficient and sustainable. Since wide adoption is crucial for shared mobility to play out its advantages, this paper focuses on psychological factors influencing its acceptance based on a survey study from Germany.

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