GreenPool is an on-demand peer-peer car pooling platform built only for mobile users. Our solution focuses primarily on the safety aspect of ride sharing.It can be used for daily commute or long distance travel.
Urban cities today face an immeasurable problem of congestion on the roads and within parking lots. Business parks and IT companies employ large teams to handle their transportation despite the sheer number of cars coming into their campus on a daily basis. GreenPool aims to make better use of this transportation real estate of private car owners which is today being unused, by helping like minded people travel together. GreenPool has a unique & powerful ride matching algorithm which will provide optimized ride matches.
GreenPool is an on-demand peer-peer carpooling platform, built on the model of sharing economy. We have introduced a simplified carpool rate card for easy cost calculation and settlement. This rate card takes into account the annual maintenance cost of the car and the fuel cost.
Ride settlement takes place through PayTM. After the trip has been completed, the amount is automatically debited from the passenger’s e-wallet and is credited to the car owner’s wallet. GreenPool reserves the right to charge up to 15% commission.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can use GreenPool?
Employees who are part of GreenPool listed IT parks or companies can use the app using company verified email ids. If the user does not belong to listed companies he/she needs to provide PAN card details to take a ride and driving license, car registration details, car insurance details, PAN number for offering a ride.
2. What is an enterprise user?
A user belonging to GreenPool listed IT park or company is an enterprise user. GreenPool’s algorithm finds optimised ride matches within the same company or the same IT park. Hence, if your company or IT park is listed in GreenPool, please select the same & register with your corporate email id.
3. Can I use GreenPool app instantly?
GreenPool can be used instantly by registering your profile with the required documents.However, within 24-48 hours of registering in GreenPool, your documents will be verified. If there are any discrepancies, your GreenPool access will be suspended.
The following documents will be verified: Driver : Driving license, car registration details, car insurance details, PAN number/corporate email Rider : PAN validation/corporate email
4. How is cost calculated?
There are two methods for cost calculation.
Real-time Cost Calculation method GreenPool’s intelligent RiCCE (Ride Cost Calculation Engine) calculates the ride cost for each rider accurately based on the distance travelled. Our system uses GPS and data connection to read and store the locations in our back-end servers. However, please note that in a rare case of failure of GPS or data connection in Car Owner’s mobile, our system will calculate the distance point to point ,rather than the route taken by the car. In order to overcome such unlikely situation of GPS signal loss or data connection loss, it would be better if you note down the odometer reading especially when you are sharing a long-distance trip. This may help you to amicably settle the ride based on the pricing chart provided in our website.
Slab-Rate Fixed Per Km charges This option has fixed rates for given distances. Please visit our pricing chart to get more information on the rates for each slab.
The rates are arrived based on the average cost of the cars registered with GreenPool. This method will be useful for short-distance/regular commute as you can avoid the hassle of real-time GPS tracking to calculate distance & cost
As a car owner you can decide which cost calculation method you want to choose for the trips you offer.As a passenger you will be able to see the cost of the trip for each of the ride match. In the case where car owners have chosen real-time cost calculation method, passenger will be able to view the projected cost based on the distance calculated between the start and end points of the passenger
5. How do I refer my friends?
Referral is applicable only for the entities registered on GreenPool.
To refer your friends, open GreenPool app. Tap on ‘Profile’ section and select ‘Refer and Earn’ under ‘More Actions’. Your Referral Code would be shown on the screen. Click on the Refer button. Choose the method (Whatsapp, sms, e-mail etc) with which you want to share the code. Once your friend installs the app with your code, he/she will be credited with Rs.100. After your friend takes the first ride you will be credited with Rs.100.
6. Will GreenPool take responsibility of my safety while sharing ride through this platform?
GreenPool’s on-boarding process involves identity proof submission by users and subsequent verification by our back-office team. This makes our platform safer compared to majority of other solutions available today. Since there could be more aspects, other than the identity proof of the persons on-boarded, we recommend you to view their facebook profiles/speak to them before you accept the rides.Additionally, GreenPool App has a panic button feature offered to the riders. Should an emergency occur, he/she can press the panic button which will alert the emergency contact with the current location and car details.
7. Will my PAN card details be shared with anybody else?
PAN card details will be used ONLY for verification purpose. Your PAN will NOT be shared with anyone or any other system. GreenPool aims to get only credible people into this platform. If the user is not part of the listed companies/IT Parks then the PAN card details will be used to verify his/her identity.
8. Why should I provide my car details?
To create mutual trust among the users of GreenPool, we want to eliminate taxi drivers or any other commercial operators from misusing this platform. Hence we require car details. We also use this constructively for eg. to remind you on the insurance renewal.
9. What is a partial match?
GreenPool allows a partial trip using a partial match algorithm for the critical leg of your commute. Users can avail a mid way drop facility using this feature.
10. What are the payment options available?
Payment settlement happens through PayTM. We will be integrating with other e-wallets soon.
11. Will toll, parking charges etc be considered in the cost calculation?
Parking charges, toll charges, interstate taxes, passenger taxes or any other applicable taxes/charges are NOT included in the cost calculation. These expenses shall be shared among the riders during the travel.