Why electric robotaxis might not save the planet

Electric, self-driving taxis might not be the answer to our climate problems that many people think, a new study finds.Why it matters: Transportation is the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which is one reason that the Biden administration is pushing for a rapid shift to electrification. But instead of reducing energy consumption and emissions that contribute to climate change, widespread deployment of electric robotaxis could exacerbate those problems, the joint Harvard-MIT


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