Uber claims new taxi-sharing service saves 120 tonnes of CO2 a month

Uber claims new taxi-sharing service saves 120 tonnes of CO2 a month

Statistics from San Francisco suggest carpooling is a new frontier for public transport. But is everyone ready to jump in a car with a total stranger?

“Millions” of trips have been made using a new carpooling service from taxi app Uber, according to statistics released by the firm, which claims that in just one month enough people shared rides in San Francisco alone to save 120 tonnes of carbon dioxide when compared to taking Uber cabs alone..

Initially introduced in San Francisco in 2014, before spreading to other US cites and Paris, UberPool attempts to match riders travelling in the same direction, letting them share a cab for part of their journey in exchange for cost savings. Uber says that sharing a ride reduces the number of cars on the street, directly saving fuel and limiting carbon emissions.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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