Shared Mobility

Accelerating Ride-Hailing Electrification: Challenges, Benefits, and Options for State Action


NESCAUM worked with the Multi-State ZEV Task Force1 to develop this white paper. The paper identifies the benefits and challenges associated with transitioning vehicles driving on transportation network company (TNC) platforms to EVs and recommends specific actions that the Task Force states can take to support and accelerate the transition.

Accelerating Ride-Hailing Electrification: Challenges, Benefits, and Options for State Action2020-12-23T11:29:52-05:00

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.

Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks2020-02-27T15:16:03-05:00

Carsharing’s Impact and Future


Carsharing provides members access to a fleet of autos for short-term use throughout the day, reducing the need for one or more personal vehicles. This report reviews key terms and definitions for carsharing, common carsharing business models, and existing impact studies. The report argues that as carsharing evolves toward automation, policies that encourage transportation equity for underserved communities and vehicle sharing (both pooled and sequential) should be explored. 

Carsharing’s Impact and Future2019-11-08T16:40:39-05:00

Driving A Shared, Electric, Autonomous Mobility Future


This report explores the evolution of shared mobility and electric transportation networks in China, India, and the United States. It evaluates the role of policy, economics, infrastructure, and behavioral norms in influencing mobility trends in these countries. The report argues that supportive policies are needed to accelerate this transition and help overcome behavioral norms that bias toward gas vehicles and the advantages of already-built fueling infrastructure.

Driving A Shared, Electric, Autonomous Mobility Future2019-10-09T14:37:00-04:00

Seattle City Light: Transportation Electrification Strategy


This report from Rocky Mountain institute and the electric utility Seattle City Light (SCL) studies the potential impacts of increasing EVs in Seattle and offers insights for electric utilities to develop strategic transportation electrification plans that ensure grid reliability. The report argues that utilities should partner with city agencies to support "aggressive electrification commitments" and to ensure they keep up with technological changes. SCL is working directly with the City of Seattle through the EV Shared Mobility project to ensure that efforts towards transportation electrification are aligned.

Seattle City Light: Transportation Electrification Strategy2019-10-09T14:38:16-04:00

Human-Centered Design Study on Equitably Expanding the EV Charging Network


The Seattle Department of Transportation conducted a three-part human-centered design study in the summer of 2018 to guide the expansion of the public electric vehicle charging network in low-income communities and communities of color.

Human-Centered Design Study on Equitably Expanding the EV Charging Network2020-01-30T14:59:04-05:00