Imagine what might happen if many vehicles operating in a city center or local community were battery powered and could provide a robotaxi service.
Easier access to mobility could create more congestion and cause more energy to be consumed by transportation. There would likely be more strain on the electric grid, particularly on summer days, as electric vehicles charged opportunistically between rides.
Vehicles driving hundreds of miles per day would have shortened life cycles and could create huge surpluses of used batteries. Many transportation jobs could be eliminated by robotaxis.