Together we have removed even more cars from our cities’ streets
Looking back at another year of car sharing with M, we're thrilled with the improved environmental impact we can already see, and we're equally excited about what's in store for 2022 and beyond.
Together, we've removed an estimated 12,000 privately owned cars from the streets of Sweden's largest cities. Thank you for sharing!
Every car from M removes up to 9 privately owned cars from our cities’ streets
We're changing the way we think about car ownership for a more sustainable future. As a direct effect of our customers M membership:
- 25% of M customers have sold a car after joining M
- 51% of M customers have postponed their planned car purchases
Together with our customers, we have removed the need for an estimated 12,000 privately owned cars. That corresponds to four percent of new vehicle registrations in Sweden.
When people use M instead of owning their own cars, we are able to free up space in our cities
For the last 100 years, our cities have been designed around cars. Yet our cars sit idle for 95% of the time – costing unnecessary time, money, and space.
Today in Sweden, we have an average of 50 m2 of parking space per person but only 42 m2 of living space.*
From parking to parklife
By sharing cars, M has made it possible to reclaim 128,000 m2 (approximately 18 football fields) for other purposes, such as more green infrastructure or living space. This is how much space we've freed up in each region:
Together we reduce emissions, helping the world breathe better.
By being part of M you contribute to a CO2 emission reduction of 16,000 CO2 tons per year. That equals the total yearly CO2 footprint of 1,777 people living in Sweden.**
Our goal is that 70% of our cars will be electric or hybrid by the end of 2022.
A sustainable future
Creating smarter, healthier, and more sustainable cities is one of our core driving forces. By working together with cites, politicians, urban planners, and contractors, M can contribute towards several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
UN - Climate Goal
The Global Goals
Read more about the UN:s goals for sustainable development here.
Good health and well-being
M contributes to better public health through fewer and safer cars in traffic.
Decent work and economic growth
M makes cities more time-efficient and with less traffic congestion.
Sustainable cities and communities
M enables better utilization of the city area with greener infrastructure and more housing.
Responsible consumption and production
M facilitates more efficient use
M reduces CO2 emissions through reduced car usage and consumption.
All facts here are lifted from Capgemini Invent's report 'THE SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT OF CAR SHARING 2021'
For any further questions, reach out to us at [email protected].
*We have calculated the reduction of CO2 tailpipe emissions by multiplying the CO2 tailpipe emission data with the average distance driven by an average car in comparison to average distance driven by an M customer Volvo Car Mobility. Annual consumption-based CO2 per capita = 9 ton. Source Naturvardsverket.
**TIP, Fastighetsägarna, Hyresgästföreningen and Naturskyddsföreningen, “Framtiden för parkering och nya bostäder”, October 2020