I’d enjoy a follow up article on how rural lives would be impacted.
Fleets of non-owned, self driving, electric cars would improve conditions in urban areas. Small towns have less congestion to begin with. Citizens can live miles apart. Many travel long distances for work, school, entertainment and health care. Electric and electronic infrastructure comes late to rural areas.
Your scenario looks great for Minneapolis. How would it look in smaller Minnesota towns like Black Duck and Blue Earth?