State Electric Vehicle Benefits (2019)

Electric vehicles can reduce climate change emissions, improve public health and with policy support the market for EVs can continue to grow.

The total global warming emissions from EVs—including manufacturing, driving, and disposal—are about half the emissions of a comparable gasoline car over its lifetime. As more EVs hit the road, the nation will consume less oil, which could help alleviate pollution-related health problems caused by burning gasoline and diesel fuel.

UCS analyzed these benefits state-by-state and found that:

  • Electric vehicles are cheaper than gasoline-powered cars to fuel and drive.
  • Leadership on vehicle electrification is critical to tackling climate change and protecting consumers from volatile oil prices.
  • Rural EV drivers can save the most on fuel by switching from gasoline to electricity, and interest in EVs is quickly growing in the U.S. and around the world.

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