Measuring Mobility Potential: A Novel Metric to Quantify Mobility Energy Productivity (MEP) of Transportation Systems

With support from the U.S. DOE Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS) Program, an interdisciplinary team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing the Mobility Energy Productivity (MEP) metric. The intent of the MEP metric is primarily to track changes in mobility within a single city, location, or place over time. The metric can measure current levels of mobility at a specific location, and then test how various technological advancements, services (e.g. scooters, ride hailing, automated vehicles) and infrastructure.