Working with utilities, policymakers, and businesses to accelerate the electrification of the transportation sector, focusing on personal vehicles and fleets.
We are accelerating the change to a low-carbon transportation system on an ambitious scale.
What Is Mobility Transformation?
We are accelerating the adoption of electrified and more efficient transportation globally through effective charging infrastructure, electrified bus transportation networks, mobility data, and collaborative change labs.
Why It Matters
The transportation sector produces almost 30 percent of US carbon emissions and about one-quarter of global emissions. It is also growing fast. Electrifying that transportation in urban and suburban settings, and making it not only possible but convenient not to need a personal car, are the biggest near-term levers for driving system efficiency, reducing climate impacts and local pollution.
RMI works with electricity regulators, utilities, cities and transit authorities, fleet owners, service providers, manufacturers, real estate developers, and businesses throughout the United States. All stakeholders must work together to ensure that the benefits of transportation electrification are realized and accrue to all.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
Ensuring rapid learning and accelerating the economic sustainability of electric transit buses around the world.
Providing a groundbreaking change lab that supports innovation, collaboration, and the acceleration of the bottoms-up ideas that will transform the transportation system.
Focusing on ways in which better data and better analysis can both change behavior and improve transportation systems.
What We’ve Accomplished
We conducted mobility transformation pilot projects in select cities to create a scalable model for other cities nationally and globally.
We have developed and published insights and intelligence on the mobility transformation, including the latest thinking on technology, economics, and relevant policy.
Reimagining The Urban Form: Austin's Community Mobility Hub, 2018
Peak Car Ownership: The Market Opportunity of Electric Automated Mobility Services, 2016
Cities Designed to Shape and Enable New Mobility, 2018
Ushering in New Mobility With User-Centered Design, 2018
Creating Commuting Change: How behavioral economics can influence mobility decision-making, 2018
If We Cherry-Pick Data, Rely on Discredited Projections, and Ignore CO2… EVs Are Bad!, 2018
RMI and Uber Team Up to Expand Shared and Electric Mobility, 2018
Ground Zero for New Mobility in Cities, 2018
Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Ideal Candidates for Electric Vehicles, 2018
From Gas to Grid, 2017
Door-to-Downtown: How Boulder, Colorado, Tested the Future of Mobility, 2017
How the U.S. Transportation System Can Save $1 Trillion, 2 Billion Barrels of Oil, and 1 Gigaton of Carbon Emissions Annually, 2017
Interoperable Transit Data: Enabling a Shift to Mobility as a Service 2015
How the DOT Is Driving “Smart” Change, 2015