Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Press Release - RYDE Partners Cycle & Carriage to Launch Singapore’s First Carpool Challenge

Targets 200,000kg of carbon savings with 1,000,000km carpool distance

9 March 2016, Singapore – RYDE, in partnership with Cycle & Carriage, launches RYDE Carpool Challenge with a Mitsubishi Attrage giveaway! RYDE’s first nationwide campaign runs for 8 months starting from 1 April 2016. With the help of all members, RYDE targets to clock a total carpool distance of 1,000,000km and thereby reduce 200,000kg of carbon emissions in this campaign. The aim is to promote carpooling as a more sustainable option to move around. 

Every month, 2 winners will be picked - the top rider and top driver with the most number of successful carpool trips for that month. At the end of 8 months, the top 3 riders and top 3 drivers from among the monthly winners will proceed to the final round to compete for the grand prize. A member may only win one monthly challenge but can continue to improve on his or her personal performance in later months, with the best score used in bid to qualify for the finals. All scores will be calculated based on number of successful carpool trips per month.

The final round involves the 6 finalists sharing their most memorable carpooling experience and why they want to win the car. Only one winner drives away with a Mitsubishi Attrage, an eco-friendly sedan, in December 2016. “We are very excited to partner RYDE to help promote carpooling in Singapore. The Attrage has superior fuel efficiency of 20.8km/litre, this enables the driver to save more with every ride!” said Alvyn Ang, Director of Operations from Cycle & Carriage.

Aviva will also be sponsoring a free one-year motor insurance for the winner. Pan Jinlong, Head of General Insurance from Aviva, tells us why he supports the RYDE Carpool Challenge, “We are happy to work with RYDE to create awareness for carpooling because this is an eco-friendly alternative for the daily commute.” 

Terence, Founder and CEO of RYDE Technologies, says, “We want to promote carpooling in a fun, creative and engaging way where everyone can do their part in reducing our carbon footprint with some friendly competition. The average car on the road emits 187g CO2/km. We chose a fuel efficient car, the Mitsubishi Attrage that emits only 113g CO2/km as the grand prize. A perfect car to carpool with!”

About RYDE

RYDE is Singapore’s first and leading carpooling mobile application. RYDE is a social enterprise that aims to solve the congestion and pollution issues facing cities today. RYDE provides a sustainable alternative for the daily commute. 

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