Graphic shows greenhouse gas emissions by trip type.


خدمات التوصيل والتنقل تزيد في انبعاثات الكربون

By Duncan Mil

June 4, 2021 - وفقاً لاتحاد العلماء المهتمين، فإن خدمات التوصيل والتنقل تعمل على زيادة الانبعاثات المناخية، إذ تتسبب كل رحلة في زيادة غازات الاحتباس الحراري بنسبة 69 في المائة أكثر من الرحلات التي حلت محلها.

Under fire for their enormous carbon footprints, ride-hailing giants, including Uber and Lyft, last summer set a 2030 deadline to transition entirely to electric vehicles in North America and Europe.

Data supplied by BloombergNEF suggests that the sums needed to push the ride-hailing industry towards electrification will be enormous. BNEF puts the total at $14.6 billion in investment by the companies, automakers, and governments to make EVs the most economical choice for ride-hailing drivers in the U.S and Europe.

The non-profit advocacy group, the Union of Concerned Scientists, examined carbon emissions in seven U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

A solo ride-hailing trip, on average, emits nearly 50% more CO2 than one in a private vehicle, the researchers found. A pooled ride-hailing trip, which multiple passengers share, emits almost the same amount as a private car ride. Only 15% of all U.S. ride-hailing trips are shared, according to the report.

Ride-hailing drivers spend some 42% of their service time “deadheading,” either waiting for or travelling towards a “pick up.”

In China, a fifth of the ride-hailing fleet is electric. Beijing-based Didi Chuxing Technology Co., the world’s largest ride-hailing company, has about one million EVs on its network, intending to hit 10 million by 2028.

PUBLISHED: 04/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News