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carpooling, a way to save money?



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carpooling, a way to save money?

F.Nicotra, I.Delion, N.Coadou, F.Guinle, J.Delage, N.Lachaud – France 2

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As the Ascension weekend approaches, all means are good to save on the price of the trip. The carpooling solution is popular with tourists.

Faced with rising transport prices, a couple chose an alternative: carpooling. In a parking lot in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), they are preparing to leave for Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme). Less expensive, more flexible in the schedules, it is an advantage for the passengers, but also for the driver. “Financially, we must admit, since gasoline is more expensive, it’s good to share a little”she admits.

On the eve of the big departures for the Ascension weekend, carpooling sites are full. On Blablacar, the main booking platform, we find the craze before Covid-19. The site expects 250,000 travelers this weekend. Two years ago, the number of carpoolers was 30,000. At the same time, in 2022, there are 400,000.

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