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November 15, 2021

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.

Fuel Savings from the High Motorized Trip Adoption Scenario at the National Level

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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