Electric ‘robocabs’ would reduce US greenhouse emissions by 94% – study

Andy Eastlake, managing director of the UK-based Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, agreed that autonomous electric vehicles can provide significant environmental benefits. “There’s no doubt there is an immediate efficiency gain in terms of using electricity as compared to a conventional engine,” he said. “In addition, human drivers are responsible for between 20 and 30% of inefficiencies in vehicles, so the shift to autonomy has the ability to use the car in a very efficient manner.”