Exhaust from diesel trucks and buses is a leading source of harmful air pollution and contributes to our warming planet.
Trucks contribute to smog and fine particulate pollution, which cause a host of health problems from irritation and inflammation of the lungs, to worsening asthma, and tens of thousands of premature deaths nationwide each year. This pollution has a particularly outsized impact on public health—especially in Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities adjacent to ports, rail hubs and freight corridors.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Adoption of electric trucks and buses is one promising solution towards addressing toxic diesel pollution. In most cases, they are available and ready today and produce no tailpipe emissions. Transitioning to electric trucks and buses will cut down on climate pollution, save money for truck and bus fleets, lower electricity bills, and allow communities to breathe more freely. But we need action at all levels of government to put clean trucks and buses on the roads.
The resources on this page will help you understand the problem with diesel trucks and buses, and offer actions we can take right now to promote wider adoption of electric trucks and buses.