GoGreenRide Offers Hybrid Car Service in New York City

Photo: Go Green Ride via Facebook

Photo: GoGreenRide via Facebook

Eco-minded New Yorkers no longer have to navigate crowded subway systems in winter weather to get a low-impact ride.

A combination of a paid car service and a taxicab, GoGreenRide offers a fleet of hybrid vehicles to pick up busy urbanites in all five boroughs. That makes for ultimate convenience with less carbon emissions.

Just don’t try to hail one of their green hybrids from the street. Pickups are scheduled over the phone, online or via GoGreenRide’s iPhone and Android apps.

New Yorkers can sign up online for free and begin scheduling rides when they need them. And unlike a car service, GoGreenRide doesn’t require a monthly fee. Think of it as an on-demand taxi service: Members only pay for the rides they take.

Riders can even charge their phones in the cars — a perk busy New Yorkers are sure to love.

In addition to using exclusively hybrid vehicles, GoGreenRide also partners with The CarbonNeutral Company, a carbon reduction and offsets company, to purchase carbon credits.

CarbonNeutral assesses not only GoGreenRide’s vehicle usage but also all of its operations and offices to help it achieve true carbon-neutral status. With these credits, GoGreenRide is financing environmental projects that reduce CO2 emissions via CarbonNeutral, the company said.

“We believe environmentally conscious operations are the way all businesses should operate,” the company says on its website. “In a city full of cars and traffic, why wouldn’t we want to [be] responsible and minimize our impact?”

For more information on the company or to sign up for a free membership, visit gogreenride.com.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
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