Reply to post: Re: re: Car share = norm?

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JeffyPoooh Silver badge

Re: re: Car share = norm?

The basic Car Sharing concept inherently wastes energy.

Because shared cars (in the context of a busy rush hour commute, imagine self-driving if it helps) have to move around while empty, going to pick up the next passenger.

A-to-B + C-to-D < A-to-B + B-to-C + C-to-D

(B-to-C being the extra move)

Everyone just assumes the opposite. I recommend at least thinking it through a bit more. Acknowledge in advance that there'd be fewer cars, thus saving the embodied resources. My point is simply to challenge the unwarranted assumption.

Perhaps it'll be acceptable once there's excess renewable energy, so no real harm wasting a little bit.

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