Carpooling is an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to travel as sharing journeys reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, traffic congestion on the roads, and the need for parking spaces. Big corporations often encourage carpooling, especially during periods of high pollution or high fuel prices.
But have you ever wondered if carpooling really has a positive effect on the environment? Or is it just a more fun and economical way to commute? Well, we’ve done the research and we are here to tell you the facts about how carpooling can really have a positive impact on the environment.
Let’s talk numbers! Vehicles alone in our country contribute around 319670+ tons of carbon dioxide. In 2021, even with the lockdown Quick Ride carpool has managed to prevent 400+ tons of CO2. We are far behind but we are still riding in the right direction. With more people carpooling daily that number can drastically increase.
Aside from preventing the emission of CO2, carpooling can also save fuels. We produce only 35.2 million tons of petroleum and our country’s demand is 211.6 million tons. Fuel is a HUGE problem not only for us but for the entire world as well.
If 4 people going the same route use 2 litres of gasoline individually, they are consuming 8 litres of fuel in total. If those 4 people carpool daily then they easily save 6 litres of fuel in a day, 180 litres a month and 2190 litres in a month!!
Won’t it be great if all the working individuals start carpooling for their daily commute?
Traffic can also be lessened to a great extent by carpooling. The lesser the number of vehicles, the less pollution and if there are fewer vehicles on the road, the traffic will also be less.
If every day, 500 people individually drive to work every day and start carpooling daily then there would only be 125 cars on the road. Instead of 500! Which is a huge number! Traffic can be greatly reduced and the emission of CO2 can be reduced to a great extent as well.
Mind you, carpooling is not the ultimate answer to saving the environment. But it surely does contribute to saving the planet. Let’s put it in a very simple way, Having fewer cars on the road means reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and improved air quality. It does not mean that carpooling occasionally in a year is enough. For carpooling to work and having an impact on the environment, we should be able to carpool daily.
So in a nutshell, yes! Carpooling daily can really be beneficial in the long run.
Other Benefits of carpooling
- Meet new people
- Expand social network
- Split fuel price. (Save or Earn more)
- Reduce the stress of driving alone and in traffic
- Reduce parking space demand
- Increase productivity and morale of employees
Quick Ride is India’s largest Carpool App and we are on a mission to remove over 1 million cars from the road daily. We have a huge community of 5 million users and we are still growing. To date, we have prevented 95,450 Tons of CO2 with over 35 million rides shared.
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