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US car sharing service kept 28,000 private cars off the road in 3 years

 Nearly 90% of Americans own cars, making the country a leader in traffic jams and pollution and costing the economy $124bn. Car sharing presents a good antidote to decongesting our roads – it gives people the freedom to drive whenever they want without the cost of maintaining and parking their cars.

According to new research released this month, each vehicle used for one-way car sharing, in particular, can eliminate as many as 11 cars from plying the streets and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 13 metric tons a year.

The findings, published in a report by UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC ) this week, looked at the environmental benefits created by Car2go, the largest one-way car sharing service in North America.

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