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Co-author's Fan Tong and Inês Azevedo study results show electric vehicle use must accompany clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution

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Jul 27 2020

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Fan Tong and Inês Azevedo examined the most beneficial vehicle fuel technology for transportation in the US and the trade-off between decarbonization and air pollution mitigation. The results show electric vehicle use must accompany clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution.
This piece was featured in the Stanford Earth newsletter by Dee Tucker:
https://earth.stanford.edu/news/evs-plus-clean-energy-grids-key-reducing-climate-change-and-air-pollution#gs.bb8hr3
Adapted from this IOP Publishing press release: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/ip-ceg070620.php
Originated from this Environmental Research Letters publication: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab8a85