Buzz Rides is a free, safe, and environmentally friendly transportation and mobile advertising service for students at UNC Chapel Hill. Inspired by the open-air taxis, or tuk-tuks on their study abroad trip to India, the founders of Buzz Rides recognized the need for a similar service for students back home. The exhilarating, affordable, and easily accessible transportation option was a breath of fresh air, and exactly what Chapel Hill needed. And so, Buzz Rides was born.
What makes Buzz Rides special? Our vehicles. Our fleet is American made and 100% electric, cutting down on over 50,000 lbs of carbon tailpipe emissions each year! It its introductory semester, Buzz Rides provided an average of 120 rides per night.
In the summer of 2013, our founders were blessed with the opportunity to study abroad in India. While there, they were extremely impressed by the taxis, or “tuk-tuks,” of New Dehli. After a year of overcrowded, unpredictable commutes on the P2P and expensive taxi trips, a ride in a New Dehli tuk-tuk was a breath of fresh air. It was exhilarating, affordable, and easily accessible- just what Chapel Hill needs. So, we created BuzzRides: an affordable, safe, and exciting way to transport UNC students from one place to another while staying “green.” We hope to see you on a Buzz Ride soon!