Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study

Traffic jam in Cologne

Photo by Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Images

Uber and Lyft have weathered criticism about pollution and traffic congestion for years, but it’s been difficult to get an exact gauge about how much ride-hailing contributes to daily emissions. A new study released today claims to have a more precise answer to this question.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. In cities, ride-hailing trips typically displace low-carbon trips, such as public transportation, biking, or walking. Uber and Lyft could reduce these emissions with a more concerted effort to electrify its fleet of vehicles or by incentivizing customers to take pooled rides, the group recommends….

Continue reading…

via The Verge – All Posts

Check out the Finding Your Identity Podcast!

Tags: , ,
Travel Back Up To The Top!