Why should I offer a lift as a driver?

There are many benefits offering lifts to colleagues:
  • you may benefit from cost sharing*
  • you may alternate who is driving with your passenger
  • you learn to know new colleagues and extend your network
  • you learn from other departments
  • you may pick up new ideas valuable for your own area
  • but first and foremost: you help to protect our climate
Each company using Open CarPool may set up their own rewards system - which can vary from non-binding recommendation to a fully automated accounting and payment system.

In case you'd like to get an idea of what a fair cost share would be, check out the cost per mile/kilometer of an average car. The cost share should cover a part of it. For Germany as an excample we recommend a cost contribution between 0.1 and 0.2 €/km. According to the German Automotive Club ADAC the cost per Kilometer vary between 0.3 and 2.4 €/km, see The cost/mile or km may vary from country to country depending on car and gas prices, taxes and insurances.


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