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European Carpooling Network: Carpooling.com Throughout Europe
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What started as a German University project has now become a Europe-wide carpooling network.

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Initiated in Munich (Germany), carpooling.com is Europe’s largest carpooling network.

The Internet website connects people in 5000 cities and 45 countries so they can share their journeys. People can choose the way they want to carpool - the person they want to travel with, how much space and comfort they need, where they want to meet and what they are willing to pay. By sharing a trip, people save petrol and money, reduce car emissions and meet new friends. Pollution, traffic, parking and road maintenance are reduced. People can share experiences and help each other stay mobile.

The portal started as a University project in Germany in 2001, to help solve congestion, expensive travel and the under used resource of empty car seats in thousands of journeys made every day. Today the site has more than 2 million users every month and is available in 7 languages and localized in 9 countries.  Journeys can be booked on a computer, through social networks (Facebook) or on a mobile phone (Android and iPhone). To date, carpooling.com has saved 630,000 tons of carbon dioxide being created and 324,000,000 liters of petrol being used, (not to mention the thousands of friendships made during the journeys).

Carpooling.com wants to make carpooling a reliable and convenient form of peer-to-peer transport that helps citizens reduce their transport budget and carbon footprint.

Find a carpool at www.carpooling.com.

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