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Updated Automatically on September 7th, 2008
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Carpooling is probably one of the oldest gas saving ideas around. But how much money and gas can you really save by carpooling?

U.S. motorists drive an average of 43.5 miles a day. As reported earlier, U.S. autos average 21.0 miles per gallon of gasoline. That means that the average U.S. driver burns about 2.07 gallons of gas a day. At today’s national average gas price of $2.15 per gallon, that costs about $4.45 a day.

In our example, let’s say you share your commute with just one other co-worker and divide the driving between you. Let’s also say that scheduling conflicts mean that one day a week you have to drive in separately, so you only carpool four days a week. Based on commuting 50 weeks a year (we’re giving you two weeks for vacation) you would save over $440 dollars a year! Not only that, but your carpool buddy would save the same money, and together you would avoid burning 414 gallons of gas!

The savings are even bigger if you have more people in the carpool, but you can see how just sharing the commute with one other person can save you a significant amount of money and reduce gas usage and pollution.

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Updated Automatically on September 7th, 2008
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