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Mobility Transformation

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.

Who’s Involved

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

EV-Grid

Working with utilities, policymakers, and businesses to accelerate the electrification of the transportation sector, focusing on personal vehicles and fleets.

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e-Buses

Ensuring rapid learning and accelerating the economic sustainability of electric transit buses around the world.

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Mobility Innovation Lab

Providing a groundbreaking change lab that supports innovation, collaboration, and the acceleration of the bottoms-up ideas that will transform the transportation system.

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Mobility Data

Focusing on ways in which better data and better analysis can both change behavior and improve transportation systems.

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What We’ve Accomplished

Pilot Projects

We conducted mobility transformation pilot projects in select cities to create a scalable model for other cities nationally and globally.

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Thought Leadership

We have developed and published insights and intelligence on the mobility transformation, including the latest thinking on technology, economics, and relevant policy.

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OUR TEAM

Robert Hutchinson
Senior Fellow

Edward J. Klock-McCook
Manager

Lynn Daniels
Manager

Chris Nelder
Manager

Garrett Fitzgerald
Manager

Michael Liebman
Senior Associate

Allison Crow
Senior Associate

Chuck Ray
Senior Associate

RESOURCES

Report

Reimagining The Urban Form: Austin's Community Mobility Hub, 2018

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Report

Peak Car Ownership: The Market Opportunity of Electric Automated Mobility Services, 2016

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Report

Cities Designed to Shape and Enable New Mobility, 2018

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Report

Ushering in New Mobility With User-Centered Design, 2018

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Blog

Creating Commuting Change: How behavioral economics can influence mobility decision-making, 2018

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Blog

If We Cherry-Pick Data, Rely on Discredited Projections, and Ignore CO2… EVs Are Bad!, 2018

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Blog

RMI and Uber Team Up to Expand Shared and Electric Mobility, 2018

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Blog

Ground Zero for New Mobility in Cities, 2018

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Blog

Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Ideal Candidates for Electric Vehicles, 2018

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Report

Door-to-Downtown: How Boulder, Colorado, Tested the Future of Mobility, 2017

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Blog

How the U.S. Transportation System Can Save $1 Trillion, 2 Billion Barrels of Oil, and 1 Gigaton of Carbon Emissions Annually, 2017

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Report

Interoperable Transit Data: Enabling a Shift to Mobility as a Service 2015

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Blog

How the DOT Is Driving “Smart” Change, 2015

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