Transportation is responsible for most air pollution in urban areas and produces the most greenhouse gases of any U.S. economic sector. To reduce these emissions, cities and businesses are considering deploying electric vehicles, which produce no tailpipe emissions that would otherwise impact public health in their immediate surroundings and have lower carbon footprints. Increasingly, decision-makers are particularly interested in ensuring that air quality benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) are shared by all, including low-income communities that may be disproportionately exposed to harmful air pollution.3 Improved adoption and use of electrified transportation in low-income communities could improve air quality impacts on vulnerable populations while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Publisher: C2ES

Date: November 17, 2017

Countries: United States

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