Micro-Mobility Energy Bounding Analysis

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Micro-mobility options, including various forms of shared standard bicycles, electric scooters (e-scooters), and electric bicycles have rapidly emerged as transportation options in the urban landscape. To date, there is limited understanding as to the energy impacts of micro-mobility options. This project is using available data sources to develop a bounding analysis of the potential energy opportunities of micro-mobility. The research team will consider: Evaluation of the energy intensity of micro-mobility options; Potential behavioral uptake to replace short, urban trips otherwise taken by more energy-intensive modes; Impacts on the transportation system, including connection with public transit, and the capacity for micro-mobility to enable multimodal trips.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

See the Vehicle Technologies Office Analysis Program 2019 Annual Progress Report at https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/06/f76/VTO_2019_APR_ANALYSIS_compliant_052020.pdf

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MP-5400-78523


  • energy impacts
  • micro-mobility


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