We are all aware of being aware when it comes to driving green. What is driving green? Well, the most common examples would be carpooling, taking public transportation, or accessing the High Occupancy Vehicle Lane privilege, better known as HOV lane.
However, smart companies are getting in on the magic carpet ride and making some green themselves. These companies developed a mobile application that allows users to request a vehicle to give them a ride.
Companies such as UberX in San Francisco and New York offer their customers the option of choosing a hybrid vehicle. This offers the customer a considerable savings as opposed to the traditional sedan.
This option allows for a greener ride and a considerable savings to the consumer. These types of services often try to pair up riders with drivers, which expands on the traditional idea of carpooling.
For many of us, carpooling does not always work. In the beginning, carpooling may seem like a great idea in theory. But then real life sets in and reliability and dependability fall to the wayside.
How many times have you tried to set up a carpool only to have someone call “in sick” when it is their turn? And then there are the many times where one individual’s car is in the shop, throwing a kink into everyone else’s schedule. Sometimes traditional car rides, although based on being green and wanting to save the planet from extra emissions, do not work.
Of course, there are issues to contend with when it comes to these green rides. Legal issues, governing concern, and ensuring proper regulatory procedures all come into play for this new type of mobile ride-as-you go type of car service.
What is under the microscope right now for these green car services is whether or not they truly reduce the amount of cars on the road. If individuals know that they can depend on these types of service and that they are reliable and affordable, chances are many drivers will leave their cars home. One vehicle can transport many individuals throughout the course of the day, thereby allowing those individuals to leave their vehicles at home. This, in turn, allows for less vehicle related emissions.
App-based vehicle transportation may be yet another solution to the growing environmental concern of too many vehicles on the road, along with too many dangerous emissions and too much gas usage.
App-Based vehicles could possible replace larger service vehicles such as limousines and larger sedans, preserving the environment even further. These app-based vehicle services may be just another innovative way that companies and organizations are combining new ideas, providing quality and affordable service to its customers, while maintaining a green persona with its clients.