Based on the March 2011 Mc Kinsey study “Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities,” We are shifting more and more to living in this “urban world.” Half of our world’s population lives in cities. Today 1.5 billion people or 22 percent of the world population is distributed between 600 cities. By 2025, 25 percent of the world population will live in 600 cities. In 2007 $ 30 trillion of GDP was generated from these cities which is equivalent to more than half of the world GDP. By 2025, $ 64 trillion of GDP or nearly 60% of the world GDP will be produced in those 600 cities. In 2007, 485 million households had an average per capita GDP of $20,000. By 2025, 735 million households will live in these cities with an average per capita GDP of $32,000.” For full article please access Source: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/urbanization/urban_world_cities_and_the_rise_of_the_consuming_class
By 2035, the number of vehicles on the road worldwide will double to 1.7 billion. That’s the latest forecast from the International Energy Agency. For a full report please access the International Energy Agency
It has been proven that 42% of city traffic drivers experience elevated levels of stress. As well as the driver, the engine is subjected to increased stress levels under the same conditions. It has also been proven that your oil breaks down more quickly in city driving. Research shows that one out of four cars in operation are doing so with motor oil that has insufficient engine protection. BIZOL Green Oil is the answer to this problem.
According to a September 2011 IBM Study, ” Frustration Rising: IBM 2011 Commuters Pain Survey, “a study of more than 8,000 drivers (approximately 400 per city), from 20 cities around the world from the world’s top 65 in terms of size and economic activity: Bangalore, Buonos Aires, Chicago, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Nairobi, New Dehli, New York City, Paris, Shenzhen, Singapore, Stockholm and Toronto. The survey, among others, also looked at whether traffic had any subjective negative effects on respondents’ health. 42% declared their stress level had increased; 35% reported more anger; 16% each, respiratory problems and less sleep; and 13% claimed to have been involved in some sort of traffic related accident”. Full study can be accessed at http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/35359.wss