High Adoption of Shared Micromobility in the U.S. Can Save 2.3 billion Gasoline-Equivalent Gallons per Year
According to a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, high adoption of shared micromobility can save 2.3 billion gasoline-equivalent gallons per year nationwide. The study analyzed four different levels of shared micromobility adoption using national and city-level data. The shared micromobility modes studied were electric-powered bicycles (e-bikes), electric-powered standing scooters (e-scooters), electric-powered seated scooters (seated scooters), and manual-powered bicycles (m-bikes). E-bikes and seated scooters, which typically have longer trip distances, were the modes responsible for the greatest savings.
Source: Bingrong Sun, Venu Garikapati, Alana Wilson, Andrew Duvall, Estimating energy bounds for adoption of shared micromobility, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 100, November 2021, 103012.
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