Driving Electric Vehicles Could Reduce Air Quality-Related Mortalities
A study at the University of Minnesota suggests that driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce air quality-related mortalities by 70 percent. Researchers looked at liquid biofuels, diesel, compressed natural gas, and electricity from a range of conventional and renewable sources. Their analysis included not only the pollution from vehicles, but also emissions generated during production of the fuels or electricity that power them.
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