Accelerate the electrification of ride hailing

  • Date: 01/12/2021

Transportation network company (TNC) fleets, like Uber and Lyft in America, Didi in China and Ola in India, may account for a relatively small share of the number of total automobiles on the road globally. But don’t let that fool you. Electrifying ridehailing has outsized potential to reduce emissions and catalyze electrification in other transportation sectors. To stay on target for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius — something RMI believes will take the electrification of well over 50 million EVs in the United States by 2030 — we must exploit every opportunity possible, including electrifying TNC fleets.

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