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You see, mining rare earth elements and production of batteries, and overcomplicated technical crap is 100% emission free.
2020-07-29 14:04:31
Emission free and it cuts down on cars in downtown core areas. Glad to see Albertans are gravitating this way. # # # # #
Do we really have to care about externalities? *sulk*
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The Soylent Man taught me you should take Uber since even a Tesla has emissions if you account for the electricity you use.
Oh god I forgot about him, although in this case he's not entirely wrong, sharing a gas-powered car is probably more environmentally-friendly than owning a Tesla car.
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Ah, you assume he's using Uber Pool
Not even. A single Uber car is shared between multiple users during a single day, even if they ride alone. Uber Pool is even more efficient in that regard, of course. Tesla cars just sit in garages or parking waiting for their owner to have a need for them.
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Sure - but they still need to be replaced, and the replacement cycle on them is shorted, and they travel farther per trip. So I don't know.

Obviously, yeah, personal cars suck a lot more than other things.
What do you mean "shorted"?

Apparently I am not able to type
What did you mean by "the replacement cycle on them is shortened"?
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Cars have more wear when used as taxis, and therefore need to be repaired and replaced more.
Yes, but this is better wear than parking wear when it doesn't serve anyone. Sure, individual vehicles last longer but it takes costly real estate on curbs, parkings and garages and still costs a bunch. I'd still bet fewer constantly running vehicles are better for the environment than many occasionally used vehicles, including for commute. The sheer difference of number of trips - around 2 per day for a commuter car compared to around 8 per day in March 2020 before the lockdown for taxis is eating smaller offsets.
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I 100% never would advocate for personal cars. I am just saying that an electric car's problems aren't improved on by using *Uber*.
Well, they somehow are in the environmental department, at additional costs, like forgoing living wages for drivers for example.
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Not as much as the relationship density suggests, I'd wager. Unlike other web giants who actively expect worldwide traffic except when they are barred from operating (then they cooperate with the local government to pass along user data), Uber only expects traffic from locations where it is enabled, reducing the overall infrastructure needs.
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