FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2020
Contact: Noah Barnes, Plug In America
American Lung Association State of the Air report demonstrates need for clean electric vehicles
LOS ANGELES – Today, the American Lung Association released its annual State of the Air report. It found that nearly 50% of Americans live in counties with unhealthy ozone or particle pollution, an increase over the past three years.
Plug In America, a nonprofit organization that educates Americans about clean electric vehicles, released the following statement:
“The American Lung Association’s report clearly indicates that air pollution levels in the United States are simply too high. Poor air quality can have detrimental health effects for people with asthma and other lung diseases and can even increase the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.
“Transportation is the leading cause of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. To protect our public health, the U.S. needs to quickly transition to clean electric transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) do not have a tailpipe and, therefore, have zero tailpipe emissions. We urge consumers to consider the many benefits of EVs and urge elected officials to pass policies that encourage the adoption of EVs. The health of Americans is at risk.”
About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the embrace of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org