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EV Shift Would Spur Trillions in Health Benefits, Report Says

March 30, 2022, 4:01 AM

Widespread transition to zero-emission vehicles would yield more than $1 trillion in public health benefits, according to research from the American Lung Association.

A nationwide switch to electric cars and other vehicles would save 110,000 lives and 13 million workdays over the next thirty years—the equivalent of $1.2 trillion in benefits, according to “Zeroing in on Healthy Air,” a report released Wednesday.

  • A big portion of those benefits, about 13%, would directly affect marginalized communities with outsized pollution issues, according to the American Lung Association.
  • “The transportation sector is the nation’s biggest source of carbon pollution ...