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Life cycle air quality impacts of conventional and alternative light-duty transport

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by Jim MacInnes, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Jim MacInnes

    Jim MacInnes Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    This paper offers some important conclusions regarding air quality of various types of light-duty vehicles including EV's.

    "We find that powering vehicles with corn ethanol or with coal-based or "grid average" electricity increases monetized enrvironmental health impacts by 80% or more relative to using conventional gasoline. Conversely, EV's powered by low-emitting electricity from NG, wind, water, or solar power reduce environmental health impacts by 50% or more. Consideration of potential climate change impacts alongside the human health outcomes described here further reinforces the environmental preferability of EV's powered by low-emitting electricity relative to gasoline vehicles."


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