UCS study on ride-hailing emissions will accelerate cities' focus on TNC emissions

March 03, 2020
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The study adds to a growing body of evidence that ride-hailing networks add emissions, and clients should expect local governments in the U.S. to accelerate plans to curb emissions in the industry. While most cities add a fee to hailed rides, New York City and Chicago were the first to implement tiered fees with pooled rides – which generate a third fewer emissions than single-passenger rides – charged lower fees. Although this study focuses on the U.S., clients should also note that similar initiatives exist globally as Didi pushes to reduce emissions in its China-focused fleet and Uber integrates BEVs into its London fleet.

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