World Environment Day: UberPool curbed 2,203,000 kg CO2 emissions in Delhi

The sharing option saved 936,000 litres of fuel


At the moment, Uber’s brand is in tatters. It has weathered a long series of scandals and controversies stemming from its aggressive fight against regulators and competitors. <b>(Photo: Reuters)<b>

BS Web Team New Delhi
As part of its contribution to World Environment Day, ride-hailing app Uber has released a ‘Green Index’, which showed that with the launch of uberPOOL, it has effectively managed to reduce congestion and pollution in New Delhi. 

The launch of uberPOOL in the city helped save 936,000 litres of fuel and 19,901,000 kilometres travelled, thereby curbing 2,203,000 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide emissions in New Delhi. 

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the average occupancy of a car is just 28 per cent. Meaning, while a car can carry 4 people, it only carries 1.15 persons. Therefore, with

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First Published: Jun 05 2017 | 12:18 PM IST

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