vehicle fleet is over $10 billion in 2010, and this cost only drops to
approximately $7 billion over the 20-year timeframe of the study with
normal fleet turnover.
-- The existing motor vehicle fleet generates health costs in terms of
hospitalizations, premature deaths and illnesses that add up to over
$7.4 billion per year (2010), including $4.4 billion per year linked to
one pollutant, nitrogen oxide (NOx).
-- The total greenhouse gas (well-to-wheel) emissions from the existing
motor vehicle fleet are 150 million tons per year, and drop only to 140
million tons per year in 2030 through existing programs and vehicle
turnover. This is far from the total reduction that is needed to meet
California's greenhouse gas reduction goals.
"ZEVs are the road to healthier air and a sustainable transportation future," said Holmes-Gen, "and the American Lung Association of California is looking to the California Air Resources Board to make the vision of zero pollution transportation a reality."
For a copy of the full report, "Road to a Cleaner Future," please send an email to email@example.com. For more information on the American Lung Association of California, visit http://www.californialung.org/.
About the Study
The American Lung Association of California contracted with the firm
TIAX LLC to estimate a full fuel cycle, or "well-to-wheel," analysis of
greenhouse gas emissions and criteria air pollutants to develop estimates
of the public health and societal costs and benefits of converting
California's motor vehicle fleet to zero-emission vehicles and the cleanest
gasoline vehicles (partial zero-emission vehicles, or PHEVs). TIAX LLC -- a
contractor that also worked with the California Energy Com
|SOURCE American Lung Association of California|
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