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Self-Driving Electric Cars: How They Will Change Car Ownership

A.K. Streeter foresees the advent of self-driving electric cars as transforming not only urban mobility but also car ownership for city dwellers.

Published: 02-Jan-2014

There's something a bit spooky about self-driving cars, though engineers say they will be safer, and waste less fuel than our current car fleet. The uneasiness stems, perhaps, from the illusion driving gives us of being in control.

Yet what if the self-driving cars had the added advantage of a) being all electric, b) part of a car sharing pool, and c) they arrived to pick us up when and where we needed them?

It is at the intersection between car sharing, electric cars, and autonomous driving a new model for city mobility is taking shape.

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