27 Oct '16, 9pm

Robust #ZeroEmissions vehicle program will save tens of billions each year

Robust #ZeroEmissions vehicle program will save tens of billions each year

Over-reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation costs 10 U.S. states $37 billion in health expenses and climate costs every year — with California costs alone hitting $15 billion — and that moving to emission-free vehicles would save lives and money, a new report finds. The report, Clean Air Future: Health and Climate Benefits of Zero Emission Vehicles , was produced by the American Lung Association in California. It finds a widespread shift to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) would clean the air and curb dangerous health and climate impacts, resulting in cost savings of tens of billions of dollars a year to society. “For the average driver, every tank of gas burned costs $18.42 in hidden health and climate costs,” said Bonnie Holmes-Gen, senior director of Air Quality and Climate Change with the American Lung Assoc. in California. “Relying almost exclusively on oil...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/sustainability/news/717317/...

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