Study: Full transition to electric cars would improve U.S. air, health

electric car chargingFrom Science News, September 17, 2020.

America’s air would become remarkably cleaner if the country accelerated its transition to electric cars that don’t rely on fossil fuels, the American Lung Association said in a new report.

A full transition to electric cars by 2040 would also result in fewer deaths, asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and other health problems related to air pollution, said William Barrett, director of clean air advocacy for the American Lung Association and lead author of the “Road to Clean Air” report.

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