Corporate Carpool Programme Going Green Was Never So Profitable!
What is a Carpool? <ul><li>A ‘ Carpool’ or ‘ Rideshare’ is a flexible commuting arrangement wherein a car is </li></ul><ul><li>shared by more than one individual to travel together to their destination. </li></ul><ul><li>Carpools work in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>An individual carpools with one or more commuters but uses his/her vehicle daily and is usually compensated towards the cost of fuel, parking, tolls, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Members of a carpool use their own vehicles and alternate driving responsibility on different days. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals who do not own a vehicle, carpool by hiring one and sharing the fare. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with a common or en route origin and destination can carpool to work, school/college, events , etc. or even out of town. </li></ul>
Indimoto ’s Green Initiative India’s 1 st Carpool Classifieds <ul><li>An authority on carpools in the country since April 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>30,000+ carpool listings, 5500+ successful carpools formed across 130 cities. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised by commuters and the media as the leading source promoting the carpool cause in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Contributed towards the Mega Carpool Programme of the Delhi Government under guidance of Ms. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi. </li></ul>
The Corporate Carpool Programme <ul><li>1 st such programme for corporate India. </li></ul><ul><li>An excellent CSR ‘ Green ’ initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Solves commuting problems of employees, traffic snarls, parking problems, reduces pollution and CO2 emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables employees to find like-minded carpool partners from nearby companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Safe and convenient. Complete privacy of employee contact details and each response verified by Indimoto. </li></ul>
Benefits for your Organisation <ul><li>Socially Responsible Activity (CSR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bolsters your organisations ‘Green’ image and commitment to preserve the environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle CO2 emissions are the primary cause for global warming and an average car releases over 3 tonnes each year. An average employee carpool scheme can save 200 tonnes of CO2 per hundred employees*. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positive Media Publicity – Our experience shows that our carpool programme will attract tons of positive media publicity for your company and CSR cell . </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Welfare Activity – An endorsed carpool programme shows that you care about solving employee commuting problems and helps attract and retain talent. </li></ul><ul><li>*When 100 employees carpool with one commuter each. </li></ul>
Benefits for your Organisation (Continued) <ul><li>Reduces Absenteeism Carpools reduce employee absenteeism as they are committed to the carpool group as well as the organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Saves Office Parking Employee carpools reduce the number of cars which need to be parked in expensive parking slots at the office, thereby saving your organisation substantial money. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces Transport Expense If your employees are offered a carpool programme which is convenient, they might not need company paid conveyance to work. </li></ul>
How do the Employees Benefit? <ul><li>Carpooling is a green, easy to adopt and flexible travel option available to </li></ul><ul><li>your employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees can rideshare as seldom or as often as convenient and </li></ul><ul><li>enjoy the following benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Save Money: Employees can save up to Rs. 1.10 lakh (each) in a year! * Carpoolers chip in for fuel, parking, tolls, etc thereby reducing individual expense by as much as 80%. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce stress of commuting. Many people are spending as much as 4 hours getting to and back from work. 31% of commuters carpool to reduce driving/commuting stress (Indimoto Survey 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase social interaction and boosts employee morale. 38% Commuters often carpool to meet like minded people and network (Indimoto Survey 2007) . </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce wear and tear of personal vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute towards preserving the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Get rewards under the employee carpool programme (promoted by your company) </li></ul><ul><li>* Calculated with 100km daily driving distance, 10kmpl car mileage, Rs. 52/l petrol cost, 5 day working week and group of five </li></ul><ul><li>carpoolers sharing the fuel cost for full year. </li></ul>
Environment and Community Benefits <ul><li>Carpools reduce vehicular carbon emissions which is a primary cause of global warming. A regular family car* releases 3,300 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. SOV drivers can reduce their CO2 emissions by up-to 80% by carpooling. </li></ul><ul><li>Carpools reduce the traffic on choked city roads. Delhi has over 60 lakh registered vehicle, around 1000 are added daily. Average speed is a meagre 10-15kmph and getting slower. </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer vehicles leads to lower air pollution and cleaner, healthier air. </li></ul><ul><li>Saves automotive fuels, a fast depleting natural resource . </li></ul><ul><li>Calculated for Suzuki SX4 (petrol, 1.6 litre engine) running 18,250km/year. SOV – Single Occupant Vehicle </li></ul>
How Does it Work? <ul><li>The ‘Corporate Carpool Programme’ works in the following manner: </li></ul><ul><li>Step 1 : Employee awareness campaign makes your team aware of the benefits of carpooling. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Instructions to employees via email/posters/SMS on how to log on to your company’s carpool page on Indimoto.com and post their secure carpool request. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Employees post carpool requests and receive verified responses from other company employees from nearby offices. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Tracking & reporting of how many carpool request were posted, how many received verified response and resulted in a carpool arrangement. </li></ul>
Carpooler Testimonials <ul><li>“ Companies / Corporates must advertise and appreciate this concept of Carpooling. It surely does cut down on the travel cost and will also ensure lesser car on roads leading to easing out of traffic congestion...Pollution will also be under control.” Anil Suri, Noida </li></ul><ul><li>“ Carpool. Yes believe me it is really a great idea ....me and my boss have been doing this for almost 2 years now. You save money, less cars on the roads and yes less stress as it gets divided....my boss takes the car on Thu, Fri, Sat and myself on Mon, Tue, Wed.” Rajan, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>“ I made my carpool using Indimoto.com and now i am saving loads of money as well as saving the environment.” Sandeep Hegshetye, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is a very noble thought by Udit Bhandari, as I see a lot of scope of car pool in the metros. Global warming is a big concern, also we should not forget that fuel will not last forever.” Shekhar Suri, Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>I think Indimoto should approach various companies and hold seminars and ask people to become members. Ashish Lal, Delhi </li></ul>
Quotes from the Print Media <ul><li>“ India's first carpool website was set up in April 2006 to lure office-goers by reducing the burden on their pockets from increasing fuel prices . ” </li></ul><ul><li> Reuters </li></ul><ul><li> “ Say hello to indimoto.com , a one-stop shop for all your auto queries. It boasts of an active car pool site, which doubles up as a sensible eco- friendly campaign.” </li></ul><ul><li> CNN IBN </li></ul><ul><li>“ Going car-pooling, a new concept started by Indimoto.com….interesting one” </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Top Gear June 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Driving alone in rush-hour traffic, amid the clamour of horns and angry commuters was a daily ordeal for Manveer Singh. An internet search put him on to Indimoto.com where he found an ideal carpool partner in a BPO manager. </li></ul><ul><li> Hindustan Times </li></ul><ul><li>“ In the wake of steep price hike of petrol and diesel, India’s first carpool matching website has become a big hit with commuters burdened by high fuel prices” </li></ul><ul><li> DNA </li></ul>
Thank you for your time, we look forward to hearing from you. For more information on the ‘Corporate Carpool Programme’ and how to enroll, please contact Mr. Udit Bhandari on [email_address] .