This manual explains the concept of vanpooling and its benefits to both employees and employers and serves as a practical guide for the implementation of such a program. Studies indicate that about one-third of all gasoline consumed in the U.S. is used for commuting to and from work. The average number of people in each car is only 1.4. Vans average approximately nine to ten miles per gallon of gas, which is not much higher than the current average consumption for a full-sized passenger car which gets an average of 13 miles per gallon. On an average round trip of 20 miles, a van would consume about two gallons of gasoline. One van, on the average, supplants about seven cars which would otherwise consume about 10.5 gallons of gasoline. Annually, on the basis of 240 working days, this would mean a saving of 2,040 gallons of gas per vanpool. The immense fuel-saving potential of vanpools is an important benefit for the nation. But the important direct benefits which vanpools offer to companies are even more immediate. Vanpools can help insure employees' ability to get to work in the event of a gasoline shortage. Other benefits are identified and documented with concrete examples in the manual.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Grey Advertising Incorporated

    777 3rd Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EM-76-C-01-8436
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM