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Posts Tagged: Rocky Mountain Institute

New report finds smart charging could reduce emissions from EVs by as much as 8 percent

We know that EVs produce much less pollution over their lifetimes than fossil-powered vehicles (regardless of the thousands of daily Facebook posts claiming the opposite). However, generating the electricity to charge them is not emission-free, and as millions more EVs get hooked up to the grid, smart charging to maximize efficiency will be an important… Read more »

New report highlights the need to electrify ride-hailing fleets

Rideshare vehicles are widely believed to have larger carbon footprints than personal vehicles, so electrifying them seems likely to deliver greater emissions reductions than electrifying personal passenger cars. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), in collaboration with General Motors, recently released an insight brief that explains why the electrification of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as… Read more »