How Electrifying Ridehailing Can Spur Investment in a More Equitable EV Charging Network
| By Edward J. Klock-McCook, Shenshen Li, Ross McLane, Dave Mullaney, John Schroeder
and the needs of lower-income individuals align with industry sustainability commitments and the economics of building and operating infrastructure. However, when they do, it is a recipe for rapid, disruptive change. —EV Charging for All
Electrifying vehicles in ridehailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, is critical to accelerating the EV transition and provides key catalytic opportunities: lowering EV operational cost, creating a profitable investment opportunity for building fast-charging infrastructure, and equitably expanding EV charging capacity for all.
To electrify ridehailing vehicles at scale, key industry stakeholders must collaborate. Analyzing 100 million miles of actual data from electric and gasoline ridehailing vehicles, these reports offer actionable recommendations for stakeholders.
The analyses in both reports are based on deidentified data from ridehailing vehicles on the former Maven Gig platform, a subsidiary of GM that offered short-term rentals of GM vehicles to drivers operating for ridehailing companies.
Racing to Accelerate EV Adoption was made possible with support from ClimateWorks Foundation.