New research from a national commuting survey by automotive retailer Inchcape paints a colourful picture of car sharing potential.
The full report highlights how commuters across the country could be saving themselves time and money, whilst also helping to tackle congestion, pollution and traffic jams.
The study of over 2,000 British car commuters reveals the average weekly spend in the UK on driving to work is £38.72, equivalent to more than £1,700 over the course of a year.
The figures include fuel, parking, tolls and congestion charges, but not depreciation.
If four people were to share the commute twice a week they could each save £527 annually – the price of return flights to the Maldives. Upped to three times per week, they could each save almost £791.
If three people were to share twice a week they could each save £468 and even if just two people carpooled each person could make a substantial saving of £351.
This study is supported by Touchpoints data which shows 18.6 million people in the UK commute alone by car whilst only 12.3 million car share.
Paris is pulling the plug on its seven-year-old electric car-sharing scheme as profitability has collapsed for the operator, Bollore.
The original e-bike scheme from 2007 is also failing as more companies moved into the city market and undercut costs.