Mobility Behavior Responses to TNC Services

Tom Wenzel, Alejandro Henao

Research output: NRELManagement


Transportation Network Companies (TNC) that provide ridesourcing/ridehailing services such as Uber and Lyft are becoming a popular alternative to conventional modes of personal transportation. However, there are scarce data and little research conducted to understand travelers’ choice of this transportation mode and impacts on travel behavior and energy consumption. This task analyzes the relationship between the supply of TNCs in a region and impacts on mobility and travel behavior (e.g., vehicle ownership, deadheading, vehicle miles of travel or VMT) and energy use. The results are useful as inputs for travel activity models used in other pillars (e.g., BEAM and POLARIS) to test the sensitivity of the availability of these services to travel and energy use.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

See the Vehicle Technologies Office Energy Efficient Mobility Systems 2019 Annual Progress Report at

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MP-5400-78657


  • mobility
  • personal transportation
  • transportation network companies
  • travel behavior


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