Union of Concerned Scientists

Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks

Ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. Fortunately, the industry can implement several strategies to address the negative impacts of ride-hailing and contribute to a low-carbon transportation future.

By |2020-02-27T15:16:03-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Surveying Consumers on Electric Vehicles

This survey was conducted by Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists and shows that interest in electric cars and trucks is strong across the United States and between different income groups. The survey shows that 63 percent of Americans are interested in electric vehicles, and that 31 percent would consider one for their next purchase.

By |2019-12-24T11:31:22-05:00July 17th, 2019|

Charging Smart: How EVs Can Integrate with the Grid

The report finds that utilities could reduce the costs of integrating variable resources like wind and solar and spread the costs of maintaining the grid more broadly, reducing electricity rates for non-EV owners. It also argues that EV users could provide utilities with consistent, predictable energy demand and grid operators with abundant and precise data on local conditions.

By |2019-12-24T11:32:07-05:00May 12th, 2019|

EV Emissions Tool

Tool calculates local emissions for EV models

By |2018-12-11T15:57:50-05:00July 14th, 2017|
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