13: The Environmental Impact of Micromobility with Dr. Chris Cherry
On today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr Chris Cherry (@drchrischerry), Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee and Director of Light Electric Vehicle Education and Research (LEVER) Initiative, an international academic/industry research consortium on lightweight and low speed EV’s about the environmental and social implications of micromobility.
How China’s electric micromobility sector has grown to lead the world, and how Chris and his colleagues have worked to understand it.
The framework that they use to understand the benefits that lightweight electric utility vehicles offer users — notably low cost, point to point, low emission transport.
The emission and energy use of micromobility vehicles compared to other options.
How to think about whether micromobility is additive or substitutive trips vs. incumbent modes of transport.
What the role of fun plays in micromobility adoption.
Which cities will benefit the most from the ride of micromobility and why.