AVs in the Pacific Northwest: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in a Time of Automation

Baseline Report, August 2018

By: Amanda Howell, Nico Larco, Rebecca Lewis, Rebecca Steckler, University of Oregon


Autonomous Vehicles | Smart Cities

This report analyzes the potential effects of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on greenhouse gas emissions in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The first section presents a framework for considering the relationships between AVs and greenhouse gas emissions. Subsequent sections present a policy and plan review in the three cities and identify policy and programmatic opportunities to reduce emissions through AV deployment.