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Brief: Electrifying Ridehailing: A Cross-Sector Research Agenda



Electric Vehicle Research Center, UC ITS Research Reports / Senate Bill 1 (SB1)

Suggested Citation:
Sanguinetti, Angela and Kenneth S. Kurani (2022) Brief: Electrifying Ridehailing: A Cross-Sector Research Agenda. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Brief UCD-ITS-RR-22-68

Electrifying ridehailing services provided by transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution) and provide cost savings on fuel and maintenance to TNC drivers. Policy levers have emerged to nudge the industry in this direction. California’s Senate Bill 1014 establishes a “Clean Miles Standard” requiring that an increasing percentage of ridehailing services be provided by zero-emissions vehicles. However, the path to achieving this goal is unclear. This brief is the last in a series on TNC electrification. It presents a research agenda identified by government and industry stakeholders, articulating what they believe are the most important questions to address to find the path to TNC electrification. This brief also highlights which perceived research needs are shared broadly and which differ across government and industry stakeholders. The aim is to facilitate a shared understanding for better research, policy, and business practices.