A year after launch, rideshare.co.uk is being renamed as carpooling.co.uk – Following the successful expansion of carpooling.com (Europe’s largest ridesharing network) into the UK market, rideshare.co.uk is renamed as carpooling.co.uk.
To date, carpooling.com has saved approximately 630,000 tons of CO2 being created and 323 million liters of petrol through carpooling while helping users to reduce traffic levels by roughly 90,000 kms. Just over a year since launch as rideshare.co.uk, the UK part of the carpooling.com portal has seen registered users soar, although registration is not mandatory. Carpooling.com cites rises in petrol prices, public transport costs, the credit crunch and a heightened feeling of environmental responsibility as the catalyst for growing interest in the free money saving option which can reduce the cost of driving by up to 75%. carpooling.com, which has 3.3 million registered users, connects people in 5,000 cities across 45 countries and is available in 7 languages has facilitated over 24 million carpools being arranged since launch its launch in 2001. The growth in demand for cheaper alternative modes of transport and acceptance of the term carpooling has instigated the change in name from rideshare.co.uk to carpooling.co.uk.
Europe’s largest lift sharing platform, carpooling.com, puts emphasis on providing an easy to use platform to locate, communicate with, and ride with fellow travelers free of charge. Drivers and passengers simply agree the contribution to petrol prior to making the journey. Carpooling.com has been investing heavily in providing complete mobility and flexibility by launching a mobile website, apps for iphone and android phones, apps for facebook and widgets for websites to install tailored results of available carpools on their sites. Rideshare.co.uk was the first car sharing network to introduce an iphone app in the U.K. and carpooling.com have also introduced a new booking system and a number of security measures so users can customize their carpool to meet their preferred security requirements.
Rideshare.co.uk is re-launching as carpooling.co.uk on 19th September and continues to look for partners and companies interested in promoting carpooling as a cost effective and environmentally friendly mode of transport.
Carpooling.co.uk is part of the largest European online carpooling network, carpooling.com. Since its launch in April 2001 the portal has registered over 3.3 million users and is available in 9 countries and 7 languages with over 600,000 available lifts in their database at any one time. Using the slogan “Click. Ride. Save”, carpooling.co.uk provides a car share platform to users throughout Europe for regular or one off trips. Drivers register routes they are taking, the date, time and suggested price and co-riders search for a route that matches their needs. It is an opportunity to reduce congestion, contribute to saving the environment, save money and meet like minded people. The portal is available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Spain, Poland and Greece.
For more information contact: Abi Moore firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 203 2393022 Skype: carpooling.co.uk