Shared mobility in Italy is steadily increasing, with a significant rise in the number of vehicles available, the range of services offered and an increase in overall turnover in the sector. In 2022, the total number of rentals increased by 41% compared to the previous year, reaching roughly 49 million trips. This marks a significant increase of 77% compared to 2019, before the pandemic broke out.
These figures emerge from the seventh national sharing mobility report, presented in Rome at the “Lesscars: decarbonising urban mobility” conference. This event was organised by the National Sharing Mobility Observatory, in cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security and the Foundation for Sustainable Development at the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti headquarters. Micro-mobility sharing has played a significant role in this increase, with over 43 million trips recorded. Shared services, such as free-floating bike sharing, station-based bike sharing, scooter sharing and kicked scooter sharing, have all recorded significant increases since 2021. Micro-mobility now accounts for 95% of zero-emission light vehicle fleets, with a total of 107,000 vehicles available to users. Milan continues to hold the lead in shared mobility, with 14.8 million rentals and 30,700 vehicles available.
Rome follows, with 12 million rentals and a fleet of 29,300 shared vehicles. Interestingly, Milan is the third city in Europe to increase shared micro-mobility in 2023, underlining the rising importance of this mode of transport in Italian cities. Shared mobility is showing remarkable momentum, helping the adoption of more sustainable and efficient transport solutions, and promoting a more environmentally friendly urban mobility.