E-carsharing has become key technology for electric mobility in many German cities. Services in rural areas are confronted with much higher obstacles regarding economics and user-acceptance. The project eGAP intermodal allowed the instalment of services for a realistic usage as well as the development of a digital model.
Data from booking systems were gained in the small scale tests. Additionally, smartphone tracking data has been collected using modalyzer. This data has then been used as the basis of an multi-agent transport model covering the entire region. This way, the potential usage of new and innovative e-carsharing services – which so far have not existed in rural areas – could be divided.
The results show, that e-carsharing services in rural area are most promising for users and operators when featuring a one-way ability and minute-based pricing. Spatial distributions of potential usage have been an important guideline for the operator regarding investments in services and infrastructure.