According to a study, transitioning to electric cars could prevent approximately 90,000 deaths in the US by 2050

June 7, 2023
A report from the American Lung Association estimates that US emissions standards and investment in electric vehicles and clean energy could result in 89,300 fewer premature deaths by 2050.
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  • Benefits to public health include 2.2 million fewer asthma attacks, 10.7 million fewer lost workdays, as well as $978 billion in public health benefits.
  • Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected by air pollution.
  • The EPA has put forth regulations regarding vehicle emissions and pollution from the energy sector, while Congress has provided incentives for Americans to purchase zero-emission vehicles.
  • Many states have adopted policies ensuring all sales of passenger vehicles will be zero-emission by 2035, and automakers are increasing their production of electric cars with improved capabilities.
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