Driving to Clean Air

Health Benefits of Zero-Emission Cars and Electricity

"Driving to Clean Air: Health Benefits of Zero-Emission Cars and Electricity" highlights that a widespread transition to zero-emission passenger vehicles and electricity would drastically improve health across the United States.

Transportation is a major source of harmful air pollution, health disparities and climate pollution in the United States.

As zero-emission passenger vehicles become more common and policies and investments increasingly shift from polluting combustion technologies to pollution-free cars and electricity generation, communities across the country will see dramatic improvements in air quality and reductions in health impacts and disparities in pollution burdens.

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Key Findings

By achieving 100 percent zero-emission passenger vehicle sales and non-combustion clean electricity generation by 2035, the national, cumulative health benefits could reach the following levels by 2050:

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Call on the United States Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stronger standards this year to clean up pollution from cars and trucks and spur the transition to zero-emissions.

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