A shared mobility solution
France 2023 and TotalEnergies are working with an innovative French start-up company to set up a dedicated car-sharing solution for Rugby World Cup France 2023. The aim is to facilitate individual travels, to share a journey between fans and to reduce the environmental impact of Rugby World Cup 2023 matches. This is the ambition of carsharing.france2023.rugby, the tournament's car-sharing platform made available to fans with the support of TotalEnergies, Official Sponsor of RWC 2023.
In this way, fans can take advantage of the opportunity to share not only costs but also their passion for rugby and share a moment of conviviality, all the while reducing their impact on the planet!
A simple, functional car-sharing solution
The principle behind this platform, developed by a French start-up in partnership with TotalEnergies, is simple and functional.
Whether you are a driver or a passenger, all you have to do is register on carsharing.france2023.rugby and create your profile:
- You are a fan, you are driving to the stadium and you have space in your car > you suggest a journey (outward or/and return) on the platform.
- You are a fan, you have no means of transport to get to the stadium and you prefer a simple, low-carbon and economical shared mobility solution > you log on to the platform and, in just a few clicks, you find the journey you are looking for.
The passenger pays part of the fare to the driver. Prices are capped according to the current flat-rate scale adapted to the distance (More information: Sustainable mobility - Everything you need to know about car-sharing rules | Service-public.fr). No commission is deducted apart from the start-up's management costs (capped at €1 per place reserved) for the smooth running of the platform.
Reducing the carbon footprint
Rugby World Cup 2023 aims to reduce the carbon footprint and emissions associated with fan travel to the 10 cities hosting the 48 matches of the competition. Alongside train travel, carpooling is a recommended solution. According to the French environment agency ADEME, a 200 km journey by car with 4 people on board, instead of 4 individual journeys, will avoid the emission of 132 kg of CO2 (i.e. 75% of the emissions generated).
This initiative is perfectly in line with the ambition of Rugby World Cup France 2023 to be a tournament with a positive impact, and to offer solutions in terms of social responsibility, inclusion and sustainable development for a major international sporting event.
By sharing journeys as part of an ecomobility approach, everyone will be able to not only share costs but also their passion for rugby by meeting other fans. The match experience will begin in the car on the way to the stadium, and the debriefing of the game can continue on the way home. Carpooling to support your team is also a way of celebrating the energies that bring us together around a shared passion!