(A pie chart put together by the EPA.)
(Stats from vRide's brochure show potential impact of reducing vehicles on the road.)
These companies are primarily still using gas vehicles but we all know where the future holds for gas. So as our transit system transitions to hybrids and electric cars which will transfer an amazing energy demand from oil to electric grid, presumably powered by renewable energy, we will be faced with the need to have a diverse and accessible mass transit system. Vanpooling offers an avenue for a more user-controlled, and user friendly form of mass transit that could be attractive to people not so sold on or comfortable with mass public transit like light rail, subway systems, and buses. The average household uses 1,143 gallons of gas per year and it is expected that the number of cars and trucks on already crowded highways will double in the next 30 years. So the importance of an highly efficient mass transit system cannot be overstated especially with an ever growing population and currently costly system that is responsible for 28% of Americas annual Co2 emissions and again, according to AAA $9,122 per year for a midsize car. So here's to a piece of the puzzle you've never heard of, and perhaps a more feasible way for you to help reduce your carbon footprint while saving money.
For more information about specifically vRide, contact Don Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org