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Uber Releases Green Index on World Environment Day

Since its launch in June 2016, Mumbai has seen a high adoption of uberPOOL trips, scaling up to 30% of the total Uber trips in the city

WIth the Launch of uberPOOL in Mumbai, uber trips have got more people in lesser cars, a scaling up to of 30% of the total Uber trips
Uber, the ridesharing app that is redefining urban mobility across the globe, released a Green Index on the occasion of World Environment Day. The launch of uberPOOL in the city helped save 530,000 litres of fuel and 11,270,000 kms travelled, there by curbing 1,247,000 kg CO2 emissions in Mumbai. 

Shailesh Sawlani GM, Uber Mumbai said, “Using public transportation and ridesharing is a responsible way to combat traffic congestion and rising pollution levels in the city. With the launch of uberPOOL in Mumbai, our goal was to get more people in fewer cars at the tap of a button. We are thrilled that in just a year since launch, we have seen a high adoption of uberPOOL trips, scaling up to of 30% of the total Uber trips in the city. We also saw riders in Lower Parel, BKC and Powai clocking the highest number of trips. As responsible corporate citizens, we are tirelessly working towards a future where every journey is a shared one.”

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the average occupancy of a car is just 28%. Meaning, while a car can carry 4 people, it only carries 1.15 persons. With an aim to make every ride a shared one and increase the adoption of public transportation through first and last mile connectivity, Uber aims to significantly reduce carbon footprint in India. 

Uber introduced its most innovative product - uberPOOL in India last year. Launched first in Bengaluru in September 2015, the seamless, reliable and convenient experience of ridesharing accelerated the adoption of uberPOOL in six more cities across the country - Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and most recently Pune. 

About Uber
Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and more than two billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.

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