In Italy, after some pilot trials and a brief running-in period, Car Sharing is by now a tried and tested reality, fully operational in 6 cities and in expansion all over the country; 5 of these cities are within the National Circuit ICS, while the Milan operator is not yet part of the circuit. The first cities of the ICS circuit to offer a service were Venice and Bologna, followed by Turin, Rimini, Genoa and Modena. Car Sharing will also be soon active in Parma, Florence and Palermo. Meanwhile, in the Province of Milan, in Rome, Brescia and Reggio Emilia the system is in its planning stage.
Therefore, to date, the ICS national circuit of Car Sharing in Italy has a total of 3487 customers with 146 vehicles available and 83 reserved parking places. The subscriptions are increasing with an average monthly rate of 135, while the runs made each month are between 1,300 and 1,400 for a total of around 60,000 Km.
The data from Milano Car Sharing should be added to these; the society was implemented by the initiative of the environmental association Legambiente, which in turn manages the service in the city of Milan. Milano Car Sharing was established in December 2001 and at the moment is not part of the national circuit ICS. Today it counts 330 customers, 9 vehicles and 6 car parks.
It can be said therefore, that at the moment Car Sharing in Italy collects more than 1,500 customers, more than 100 vehicles, and more than 80,000 kilometres travelled each month.