Infographic: Electric Vehicles Will Tank Emissions
As the sale of electric vehicles increases, the American Lung Association shows how fast emissions will decrease.
The lung association’s recent report on emissions quantifies expected reductions in the U.S. from a national shift to EVs by 2035 and trucks by 2040. Their estimates also assume a carbon-free grid, also an ambitious goal. Nevertheless, by 2030 the report claims nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and other greenhouse gases would be reduced by more than 50 percent compared to 2020. By 2040, VOCs and particulates would be reduced by more than 40 percent. In 2050, nitrogen and sulfur dioxides and greenhouse gases would drop more than 90 percent, VOCs by 78 percent, and particulates by 61 percent.