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Taken together, all cars travel around 3.7 trillion miles = 6 trillion kilometers per year This is equal to 4180 return trips to.the planet Saturn. Every year, cars emit up to 5,000,000,000 tons of carbon into the atmosphere.* In America alone, consumers spend $249 billion = 177 billion € on gas a year.** In 78% of all rides, the drivers travel alone. 120% 78% 10% 1+1+1 Smart Idea: can equal 1 car! More than 2 MILLION people in Europe UK GÈRMANY POLAND CZECH AUSTRIA FRANCE use the services of every month, making it the biggest carpooling network in the world. ITALY SPAIN GREECE growth of registered users carpooling trips 4,200,000' **** *** 2011 7,700,000* 2011 1,472,096 2010 5,900,000 2010 1,146,531 ****** 2009 4,200,000 2009 917,780 2008 2,940,000 2008 * prediction for 2011 in numbers 630,000 85,000,000 gallons (324 million liters ) of gas saved * 56,000 miles (90.000 kilometers) of avoided traffic * и 1,100,000,000 Dollar (750 million Euros) saved by passengers and drivers tons of carbon emissions saved* 30 Dollars (20 Euros) minimum income for drivers for a 125 mile (200 km) ride* 15,000 downloads of the Mobile App every 4.85 Thousands out of 5 stars- average rating given to a ride* of friendships made on the road* month *in last ten years Got you thinking? Find out more at %24 (Source: U.S. Department of Transportation ( (*Source: International Transport Forum)


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Carpooling can be an effective way to reduce our carbon footprint. This infographic provides statistics on driving, lone drivers, and just how much we can help the environment if we carpool.



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