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 maintain, and incentives are available to help bring down the cost of new and used EVs
  • Transitioning our transportation system to EVs is good for the climate, good for public health, and can help create good jobs
  • Charging infrastructure is increasing and continued investment is improving access to charging
  • EVs can be a viable option for rural drivers, who tend to drive longer distances on average

Click on the links to view the benefits for each state.

Alaska | Arizona | California| Colorado | Connecticut Delaware | Georgia | Maine | Michigan | Montana | New Jersey | New Mexico | Nevada | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia

UCS originally published this set of analyses in 2019 but have updated them to reflect current data.

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