Scenario analysis of car- And ride-sharing services based on life cycle simulation

Taro Kawaguchi*, Hidenori Murata, Shinichi Fukushige, Hideki Kobayashi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Car- and ride-sharing services are focused on environmental and new business issues in recent years. This study analyzes environmental effects of the transition from car ownership to sharing services and aims to clarify sensitive parameters by sensitivity analysis. The following steps are carried out: 1) model causal relationships between variables in ownership and sharing service business models, 2) develop life cycle simulation models of gasoline and electric vehicles based on these causal relationships, and 3) analyze transition scenarios. The results show that carbon dioxide emissions and copper usage decrease with the diffusion of car- and ride-sharing services, and that the average number of vehicle passengers is the most sensitive parameter for car- and ride-sharing services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-333
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2019 - West Lafayette, United States
Duration: 2019 May 72019 May 9


  • Car-sharing
  • Environmental evaluation
  • Life cycle simulation
  • Ride-sharing
  • Scenario analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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