Impact of fuel-powered vehicles on the environment

As of 2014, the carbon dioxide emission in India alone is 92,694 Kt. And this is just the amount of emissions from the gaseous fuel consumption alone. India currently ranks third in the list of major fuel consuming states in the world, right after the United States and China. And with constant improvement in the lifestyles of people, the number of motored vehicles is also increasing every single day, as the income of these families increases. Families comprising of just a few members own multiple motored vehicle. Most people still prefer traveling to work via their own vehicles rather than taking the public transport, adding to the carbon emissions. The result is the constant increase in carbon emission. The effect fuel-powered vehicles have on the environment are drastic and irreversible. And one of the most predominant ones is the carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide emissions from the motored vehicles. The overarching effect of such a drastic and dense increase in the levels of carbon in the environment is the major factor leading to a steep increase in global warming. The most discussed issue in the major summits around the globe is that of global warming.

The constant increase in the number of private vehicles is not only resulting into congestion on the roads, where it not only affects the commute time of the passengers but also increases the density of the pollutants in the air. This increase in dense gases is resulting in newer respiratory diseases, every single day. Between 15 to 20 million people in India suffer from Asthma, according to the WHO, and this increase in the pollution is not helping them get better any time soon. The constant increase in the number of fuel-powered vehicles is not only affecting the environment irrevocably but also affecting the health of people, degrading the quality and quantity of fresh air available for breathing. Apart from that the constant increase in the number of heavy motored vehicles is also creating huge commutation problems. The most used fuel in these vehicles is diesel, which is the unrefined fuel, having the impact quite larger than refined fuels. These effects of fuel-powered vehicles are the reason why major countries around the globe are rooting for different methods to contrive and control the outcomes. And one of the easiest and most sustainable methods is to use vehicles that have no emission at all. People around the globe are actually bringing back the old school, non-emissive mode of conveyance as a method to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, a method to reduce the congestion of traffic on road, a method to get back to fresher air to breathe and to improve health as well. A drastic change in the living conditions is imminent if the emissions are not checked. Cycling is a healthier, safer and better way of life for today and for tomorrow. And Yulu brings that life right at your doorstep.

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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