We are on the verge of a huge shift in the way we move.

Car ownership has long been perceived as a symbol of independence and played an important role in marking one’s success. However, times are changing.

Today, it’s becoming increasingly easier to get around cities in private vehicles without having to own one. Car renting, carpooling, carsharing, and other alternative car ownership platforms have led to billions of new mobility patterns, which is in turn shaping the automotive industry. And for younger people, buying a car is beginning to be viewed as both a hassle and a waste of money (not to mention an environmental disaster as more people are living in cities!)

Mobility being one of the areas we are passionate about at Aster, we wanted to share the European startup landscape of New Car Ownership that we put together.