What are the advantages of carpooling?
The majority of French people prefer to drive alone in their car. In 2022, the average rate of self-drive (driving alone in your vehicle) will reach 85.2% of journeys, according to the latest barometer carried out by Vinci Autoroutes. To reduce your carbon footprint, an alternative solution presents itself: carpooling. Defined by the government as a “paid practice of joint use of a vehicle by a non-professional driver with one or more passenger(s)”, carpooling is good for the environment. But also purchasing power.
For two or three people, friends, colleagues or even neighbors, it offers the opportunity to reduce fuel costs, with each passenger paying a flat rate. However, only 3% of French people choose carpooling on a daily basis. Whether you live in a city or a rural area, whether you are a driver or a passenger, it is possible to make your trips both more user-friendly and environmentally friendly.