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Why the World Needs to Start Car-sharing

Why the world needs to start carpooling All over the world, there are now 1,000,000,000 cars Europe Africa America Asia Australia and Oceania 294,000,000 18,000,000 205,000,000 177,000,000 15,000,000 cars cars cars cars cars Taken togethėr, 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 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. 12% 78% 10 % 1+1+1 Smart Idea: can equal 1 car! More than 2 MILLION people in Europe UK GÈRMANY POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC SWITZER FRANCE LAND 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* *1 7,700,000* 2011 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 tons of carbon emissions saved * 85,000,000 gallons (324 million liters ) of gas saved* 56,000 miles (90.000 kilometers) of avoided traffic * 1,100,000,000 Dollar (750 million Euros) saved I passengers and drivers 30 Dollars 15,000 4.85 Thousands (20 Euros) minimum income for drivers for a 125 mile (200 km) ride* downloads of the out of 5 stars - of friendships made on the road* Mobile App every average rating given to a ride * month * in last ten years Got you thinking? Find out more at %24 (Source: U.S. Department of (*Source: International Transport Forum)

Why the World Needs to Start Car-sharing

shared by kcatoto on Jan 23
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78% of all car journeys are taken with a single person in the car, something which is a massively inefficient use of space, energy and money. Car-sharing schemes aim to address this, potentially reduc...



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