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A new study projects the US would save billions of dollars in climate and health spending if just a quarter of active vehicles were electric.
Electric cars are coming, but what if just 25% of the vehicles on US roads already were electric? Well, there’s now a study for that.
Researchers from Northwestern University sought to find out how much the country could save annually if electric car adoption rates hovered around 25% of all cars active back in 2014. The monetary values assigned were based on costs expected in the future regarding climate and health damages, which also includes agricultural damage. A chemistry-climate computer model used data from tailpipe emissions to see how they influence atmospheric chemistry, and then combined this data with another set from the EPA showing how air quality affects health.