Lyft revealed its plan of electric vehicles run on renewable energy..!
Lyft has started its proposal its course lower carbon footprint and plan to bring in self-driven and electric vehicles along the way. Still many of the details are unknown, but the company told the Business Inside it an idea to grow towards electric-only, autonomous capacity starting with a pilot program of self-driven vehicles after this year, Boston. They will also start steering their other fleets towards more efficient, renewable power, according to Emily Castor.
Lyft inked in the Paris Climate Agreement
Based on the report of the Business Insider, Lyft signed on with the massive ‘We Are Still In’ movement earlier this month, joining the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, Target, eBay and Tesla. The above-mentioned group has pledged to act in accordance with the Paris climate agreement.
There were nearly hundreds of the United States Mayors, university presidents and business leaders agreed to the accept the country’s commitment in the Paris Climate accord on June 1, after President Trump from the landmark pact. In the mix of corporate, ‘Still in’ along with the FleetBip Software two giant ride-hailing company Uber and Lyft.
Though Lyft is the United States based ride-hailing company, it joined in the coalition of nine hundred and two businesses, nine states and one hundred twenty-five cities informally agreeing on the Paris Agreement, in spite of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the commitment.
According to the climate deal, Lyft has outlined its plan, saying its effort will reduce emission for the transportation sectors by at least five million tons per year. Lyft’s plan steady on launching a fleet of electric, self-driving vehicles on the enormous scale.
To begin its plan, the ride-sharing service said all of its electric vehicles will only use electricity generated by the clean energy source. It also is starting with its self-driving pilot program that is launching in the Boston, in the starting of next year. Sometimes there may chance to simply park the Lyft vehicles when there was no ride needed for the people and just simply roaming in the cities for the ride. The cost can, therefore, be recovered within few years, driving of the electric vehicles will help of vehicle fleet management software to put a brake on the global warming and kick out the gasoline vehicles.
Plan to reduce the carbon emission
Emily Castor, Lyft’s director of transportation policy told Business Insider that if the goal here is the climate emission reduction and reaching those target set by the Paris Agreement, then we not only want to be powering these vehicles with electricity but we want the electricity to come from the renewable clean sources.
In the United States electricity usage, there are about thirty-four percent powers based on the natural gas according to the Washington Post. Castor said in the future the Lyft will use the Renewable Energy Certificates, a commodity market, to purchase clean power to charge the cars.
Much of its plan’s details are still mysterious. Castor diminishes to say how many vehicles will be used in the Boston pilot and what type of the car will be using. Lyft also didn’t say that how many battery-powered and driverless vehicles it ultimately going to plan to launch the service of 2025.
However, the ride-hailing company that it planned to provides one billion rides using the electric, autonomous vehicles by 2025. General Motors has said it will launch thousands of autonomous and electric Bolts on the Lyft platform in 2018.
According to the UC Davis report 2017, he wrote that ‘Three Revolutions in Urban Transportation’ that an integration of ride-hailing, electrification, and automation are tedious to reducing emission for the transportation sectors. But for these three transit revolutions to really work, people also need to be encouraged to carpool. Lew Fulton, before told Business Insider that he anxiety autonomous vehicle could lead to a rise of single-passenger cars in a ride-hailing setting, at UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.
Zero-emission electric vehicles
However, Lyft in the positive mode and accelerate to move forward to the next level of the expansion with the people trust. Uber’s opportunity to blast its climate trustworthiness may have lost in the past few months, a stream of the executive authorities firing between a major workplace and during ride sexual harassment problem. Uber’s Chief Executive Officer, Travis Kalanick, formally announced a leave of absence, following months of jumping PR scandals one after another.
But the Lyft has forcefully chased an identity as the active person’s ride of choice, has stepped up to proudly fly its climate flag. On Thursday, co-founder of the Lyft’s, John Zimmer and Logan Green, published a blog post articulating where Lyft believes to be in 2025, the year by which President Obama had pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by twenty-six to twenty-eight percent of 2005 levels. This climate agreement accelerates its goal to arrange the company soon to attain the goal.
Lyft fixes its goal as to provide one billion rides in electric, through self-driving vehicles by 2025, concern it delivered one hundred sixty million rides total in 2016, the number was triple than in the previous year. In order to hit its target, Lyft has been speeding up the master plan of partnership. In Feb, the company revealed plans to test automated, all-electric Chevy Bolts in several states, as part of an ongoing relationship with General Motors.
Deal with Waymo to work together for self-driving car
Lyft signed an agreement with the Waymo, in May. Waymo is the Alphabet’s self-driving car unit to work on developing technologies together. In the starting of June, it announced that it will offer self-driven ride-hailing in Boston with the AV marker nuTonomoy, whose electric cars already roaming in the Singapore streets.
Even though self-driving cars will cut there may be little motivated to share with others, which could make the traffic worse. But Castor said that there is still many differentiate the price of a shared ride, even if autonomous vehicles make the rider cheaper. This especially absolutely correct for the people living in the suburban areas who want to use ride-hailing service to get to work or public transport without breaking the bank.
The company carpooling service, Lyft Line is currently available in the fifteen markets and account for the forty percent of all rides in select markets. Recently, only the twenty-two per cent of the Lyft users steady on the service to connect to public travel. For the ride-hailing company Lyft to really have an impact on emissions, the company will need to expand and motivate its carpooling service and work more directly with public transport.
Lyft get the trust of people and also from the experts
Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk also committed to the plans with Lyft that focus on the electrification is a positive start especially along with Lyft stance on using ‘clean’ electricity. This electrified self-driving car cut the vehicle energy use and CO2 emissions written by the UC Davis in its urban transport report. However, we have more benefits in the power generation if use the electrified vehicle, then there is more possible to strong shift away from the fossil fuels and deeply carbonized. The goal of the Lyft, rather than focus on the growth of the business includes welfare of environment without affecting them in the future.