Clearing the Air on Electric Vehicles & Air Pollution in America

NRDC's Roland Hwang finds that media reports regarding a recent North Carolina State University study are misleading, reporting the opposite of that the study found.

Published: 01-Feb-2014

A new study from North Carolina State purportedly shows that electric vehicles won’t reduce pollution in the long term.  A closer look at detailed results reveals that the study actually shows the opposite: that higher electric vehicle adoption can significantly reduce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions. That’s right--despite the confusing spin--the North Carolina state study confirms what the vast majority of studies have shown: electric cars are a key part of our longer-term strategy to cut carbon and smog-forming pollutants.

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