Gain an understanding of projected trends related to electric ride-sharing services globally.
Competitive Benefits of Environmental Consciousness
In order to stay competitive, ride sharing companies have increased their focus on carbon emissions, recognizing that shared rides and carbon efficient vehicles allow ride sharing to promote environmental benefits of using ride sharing.
This is especially important given research is beginning to show that ride hailing actually increases emissions, due to the many miles driven between rides with no passengers.
For example, the city of Los Angeles recently explored the idea of mandating all new rideshare vehicles are electric, and Shenzhen, China recently banned the use of gas vehicles for rideshares, only allowing electric vehicles for ride sharing.
Improved Electric Grid
As personal drivers and ride sharing vehicles go increasingly electric, some areas are boosting their charging capacity.
This is projected to improve the accessibility and popularity of using an EV vehicle for ridesharing, as the increased convenience will increase the benefits to drivers on platforms like Uber and Lyft of choosing an electric option.
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