Recent analyses from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory concluded that “the per-mile greenhouse gas emissions of an electric vehicle deployed as a self-driving, or autonomous taxi in 2030 would be 63 to 82% lower than a projected 2030 hybrid vehicle driven as a privately owned car and 90% lower than a 2014 gasoline-powered private vehicle. Almost half of the savings are attributable to “right-sizing,” where the size of the taxi deployed is tailored to each trip’s occupancy needs.”  If only 5% of vehicles in US (800,000 units) in 2030, were converted to robo-taxis, it would save 7 million barrels of oil annually and reduce up to 2.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year. Imagine what the impact would be if they were EVs.

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