Ever wondered how Carpool came about or how it started? Well, during World War II, the United States production of commodities like rubber was declining and rationing had begun across the country. There was also a limit in oil production, in order to meet the warfare needs, officials started encouraging citizens who travel the same route to share one car which eventually led to carpooling.
Again in the 1970s, because of the energy crisis and the hike in oil price, Carpooling became a trend and picked up where it left off. With ‘no gas’ signs on almost all gas stations by the end of the ’70s, 25% of the population were carpooling.
Now we are in 2021, and carpooling is picking up its importance and need again because of environmental concerns. European countries like Germany, France, and the UK are doing really well in carpooling. In India, the trend of carpooling is slowly becoming popular and we now see people opting for carpooling in metropolitan cities.
There are 300 million cars in India and the transport sector emits a large number of greenhouse gases and affects the air quality.
Also, since there are too many cars, traffic is also a concerning problem that is being faced every day in most cities.
How can Quick Ride Carpool help?
How can Quick Ride Carpool help?
Prevent the emission of CO2
Carpooling daily can benefit the environment. It literally is a small leap for man, a giant leap for mankind. It would be unrealistic to stop driving cars and it would still take some decades to replace all the cars with electric cars. We know that time is ticking, so we must try every possible way to reduce our carbon footprint.
Daily carpooling can prevent the emission of CO2. We see many cars, even SUVs with just a person. So why not share the empty seats? Instead of having 5 cars with just the driver, a carpool can reduce 4 of the cars and 5 people can comfortably sit in an SUV. Right? The daily practice of carpooling can benefit the environment so much in the long run.
Less fuel consumption
We can’t expect the fuel price to drastically decrease and we know for a fact that it is going to keep increasing. As, we produce only 35.2 million tons of petroleum and our country’s demand is 211.6 million tons which is literally more than 6 times more of what we produce.
Carpooling will not only split fuel prices but you can also conserve fuel. 4 people can reach their workplace only by filling fuel in one car. Isn’t that a simple and smart solution?
Reduce traffic congestion
There are thousands of cars on the road every day and we complain about traffic. 3 cities from India were in the Top 10 for worst traffic in the world. Almost every household owns a car. Carpooling can help reduce the number of cars on the road daily. As mentioned before why not have an SUV with 5 people than have 5 cars with the driver alone?
Quick ride aims to remove 1 million cars from the road daily. We are promoting carpooling to have cleaner earth and reduce traffic.
So the future of carpooling? Unless we start making changes now. We will be seeing signs of ‘no gas’ at gas stations. And carpooling can be our only way to commute.
Let us try to make a change before time runs out and learn from the past.
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