This study analyzing the benefits of adopting the Advanced Clean Truck Rule found that New Yorkers will see many health, climate, and economic benefits from the ACT (together with heavy-duty NOx limits) by 2050, including:
- Delivering net societal benefits of over $16 billion, including public health benefits and savings for fleet owners and utility customers
- Avoiding nearly 355,000 respiratory illnesses, 540 premature deaths, and 523 hospital admissions and emergency room visits
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from trucks and buses by 50 million metric tons, particulate matter by 1,070 metric tons, and smog-forming nitrogen by 333,000 tons.
- Saving fleet owners $270 million annually by 2050, largely from savings on fuel and maintenance
- Attracting $131 million per year in investments in public and truck depot-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure
The study shows that accelerating the deployment of zero emission trucks and buses in NY will dramatically lower pollution from these vehicles. Implementation of these rules would help contribute to a reduction in fleet-wide emission levels that are 91 percent lower in nitrogen oxide (NOx), 77 percent lower in particulate matter (PM), and 41 percent lower in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) compared to today’s levels.