Fluctuo’s latest shared mobility report reveals boost in shared mobility ridership since 2022. The aggregator of shared mobility released their Q1 2023 European Shared Mobility Index yesterday, here’s what they discovered…

The report finds that ridership has increased by 11% since 2022, with dockless bikes showing the biggest growth, recording 33% more trips than last year. Mopeds are the only mode to have recorded fewer trips in Q1 2023 than Q1 2022 (5% fewer). Ridership from the first quarter emphasises the popularity of these services, despite the difficult economic climate.

Julien Chamussy, CEO at Fluctuo, said:

“It’s time for a new beginning. After 5 years of hyper-growth made possible by massive VC-backed investments, shared mobility operators now have months to become profitable. It may seem counterintuitive, but the growing number of calls for tenders and the increased demands of European cities (parking, users safety, environmental impact) could actually help operators. With fewer competitors and smaller fleets, performance metrics on the vehicle level should greatly improve.”

Key figures from the report show the breakdown of shared mobility in Europe. From the total 750,000 vehicles in Europe, there are 255,000 bikes, 400,000 scooters, 28,000 mopeds, and 67,500 cars.

In comparison to the 2022 report, station-based bike usage is up by 12%, dockless bike ridership is up 33%, scooter ridership is up 11%, moped ridership is down 5%, and car sharing is up 6%.

Photo: Fluctuo

The report provides a quarterly snapshot of the market across 100 cities, selected to highlight diversity in size, geography and market characteristics, encompassing shared bikes, scooters, mopeds and cars.

Fluctuo have made predictions for 2023 based on the outcomes of the report.

  • “The largest cities in Western Europe have largely reached maximum capacity for scooters. The scooters that are no longer welcome in Paris (or other cities where fleet sizes have been trimmed) won’t just disappear, but they will be redistributed to larger cities in Eastern Europe – where there are markets that show a lot of growth potential – and to mid-size cities across the continent.”
  • The fleet sizes of scooters and bikes will begin to even out over 2023. Currently there are 400,000 scooters and 255,000 bikes in Europe, but we estimate the number of dockless bikes will grow between 30 and 40% from peak 2022 levels.
  • “We will see a slight decline in the number of active vehicles between now and the end of 2023, with an increase in fleets during the summer months. Vehicles will be more efficient, in that they will record more trips per vehicle per day.”

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