Modelling of E-Carsharing

User-centred concept and development of business models for e-carsharing services in rural and touristic areas. Recording in small scale tests and up-scaling results with transport modelling.

How can rural eCarsharing be operated in an economical and ecological way?


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.

Dynamische Visualisierung der Multi-Agenten-Simulation


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.

Egap ergebnis 1
Varied supply, time- and distance-dependent costs
Egap ergebnis 2
Varied supply, time-dependent costs

Diurnal curve of carsharing usage

Modelled carsharing bookings during the course of the day


Duration: 2013 - 2016
Client: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie
Location: Garmisch-Partenkirchen


  • Preparation and analysis of booking data
  • Measuring mobility patterns with modalyzer
  • Upscaling data for a larger region
  • Simulation and economic assessment of service scenarios

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Project manager Benno Bock