Do EVs Help Air Quality?

From Transport Evolved.

There’s been a spate of (mainly) right wing talking heads and lobbyists appearing on cable news, shared on facebook (or other social media), and across the press, claiming that pollution and poor air quality isn’t harmful to human health. Particularly as we’ve seen smoke from anthropogenic climate-change related wildfires have staggering impacts across North America and Europe. So what does the science actually say about pollution and zero emission transportation?

And can EVs have an outsize impact on that pollution?


00:00 – Start
00:58 – Introduction
02:41 – How have we looked at pollution in the past?
04:30 – What impacts does pollution have?
05:55 – How complex is pollution modeling?
07:44 – What have models said about EV adoption?
09:30 – Tradeoffs
10:30 – But what about the real world?
13:02 – Conclusions
13:52 – Thanks, and Goodbye!
15:47 – Classic Acorn Segment

—– ← Observed Benefits From the EV Transition ← Metanalysis of Air Pollution Impacts ← Commute length and mental health ← EVs Impact on Air Quality in Turin (Theoretical) ← Does subway expansion improve air quality ← Impacts of electrification on air-quality in China (Theoretical) ← Heterogeneity of pollution from vehicles in Norway ← Pollution and Pregnancy ← American Lung Association – Zeroing in on Healthy Air ← Grist, The True Cost of Carbon Pollution. ← Attempts to Roll Back PM2.5 Legislation in the US


Script: Kate Walton-Elliott
Presenter: Kate Walton-Elliott
Editor, Sound: Kate Walton-Elliott
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023


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