PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Studies show that although people drive more when car sharing is available, we reduce greenhouse gases because many forego car ownership entirely or choose fuel-efficient cars when they do buy. When sharing, they find vehicles more appropriate for the task at hand.
Today, more than ever, automobile congestion surrounds us. From the morning commute to sporting events, we cannot escape the growing number of personal-use cars choking the byways and highways and their dangerous emissions.
When you choose to car share, you help improve the environment for all of us, our children, and generations to come. With fewer cars on the road, people can travel more quickly and reduce emissions. What's more, manufacturers will make fewer cars and fewer discarded.
Car ownership is expensive. You must maintain the vehicle and provide fuel. If your car is parked for 22 hours each day, as are most people’s, these costs are disproportionate to your use. With the money you earn by sharing your car on Getaround®, you can pay for upkeep without dipping into your family budget and even earn extra income!
Shared cars are used more frequently and retired more quickly, which accelerates the adoption of newer, more energy-efficient vehicles. All of this contributes to a reduction of carbon emissions by up to 40%.
When we share our car with others, manufacturers will build fewer cars, and there will be less need for massive parking structures. We can then use this land for ways that benefit our communities, such as parks.
To meet the demands of millions of cars, we need millions of miles of roads. With car sharing, those roads can become bike paths and open spaces.
With more accessible paths, people will have greater transportation options, such as walking and biking — activities that improve our health and saving money on fuel costs.