Recommended Contributions

Note!

Transportation is expensive and people sharing rides should expect to share the expense. However opinions vary as to what's fair so discuss contributions before departing. Use the table below as a starting point for negotiations. Keep in mind:

- You're not locked in. You can always renegotiate once you meet.
- Door to door service is valuable and should be taken into consideration.
- Carpoolers can arrange to pre-pay on a weekly or monthly basis.

Review the assumptions below and adjust your figures accordingly

Example: type in “Nelson BC to Vancouver BC”

Number of Passengers

Fuel Economy of Car

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | |

15 mpg 5 km per litre 19 litres/100 km | $0.32/km | $0.22/km | $0.16/km | $0.13/km | $0.11/km |

20 mpg 7 km per litre 14 litres/100 km | $0.29/km | $0.19/km | $0.14/km | $0.12/km | $0.10/km |

25 mpg 9 km per litre 11 litres/100 km | $0.27/km | $0.18/km | $0.13/km | $0.11/km | $0.09/km |

30 mpg 10.5 km per litre 9.5 litres/100 km | $0.26/km | $0.17/km | $0.13/km | $0.10/km | $0.09/km |

35 mpg 12 km per litre 8 litres/100 km | $0.25/km | $0.17/km | $0.13/km | $0.10/km | $0.08/km |

40 mpg 14 km per litre 7 litres/100 km | $0.24/km | $0.16/km | $0.12/km | $0.10/km | $0.08/km |

45 mpg 16 km per litre 6.3 litres/100 km | $0.24/km | $0.16/km | $0.12/km | $0.10/km | $0.08/km |

50 mpg 18 km per litre 5.6 litres/100 km | $0.23/km | $0.16/km | $0.12/km | $0.09/km | $0.08/km |

### Assumptions*

- Cost of auto and insurance
| $0.36/kilometre |

- Maintenance and tires
| $0.04/kilometre |

- Fuel costs
| $1.23/litre |

* Estimates based on a Honda Civic LX driven 18,000 km/year