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  • Cost-conscious car sharing booms in India
  • Cost-conscious car sharing booms in India
    Michael Sotnikov (2011) ©

Cost-conscious car sharing booms in India

Public transport may be a more sustainable way to travel, but between its unreliability and heavy traffic, young urban Indians entering the job market are avoiding it for commutes. But with car prices soaring too, a market has opened up for car-sharing services.



  • Reducing congestion by carpooling Reducing congestion by carpooling

    With the level of congestion in Delhi doubling from 2002 to 2012, and vehicles crawling at 5 kmph during peak hours, the city has one of the worst traffic problems in India. Offering a smart solution, FolksVagn is a carpooling community of daily commuters in Delhi.

  • Article image Urban Engines: making commuting more efficient

    Congestion in cities is a global problem. There are roughly 4 million vehicles in Bangalore, and the average worker in London spends around 227 hours a year commuting. Using crowdsourced data, Urban Engines is helping cities to become smarter, less congested and more efficient.

  • Article image Why Generation Y won’t take the wheel

    The desire to own and drive your own car used to be a life-defining characteristic for young Brits – but its importance is fading. And it’s the same case in other countries too, from the US and Germany to Japan and Australia. But why? And how is the car industry responding?

  • Article image Keeping up with the Kapoors

    Today's young Indians aren't 'Indian' at all. They're global consumers with modern values and a growing desire for an international lifestyle. And the world is beginning to take note.