Rethinking the cost of conventionally fuelled road transport

Rethinking the cost of conventionally fuelled road transport

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2017

Poor air quality, largely resulting from conventionally fuelled road transport, is Europe's largest environmental health hazard, claiming thousands of lives each year. In its newly launched policy brief, Bellona explores the heavy yet unaccounted for human health costs from the fossil car industry and estimates that if these were to be paid by car makers themselves, we would see a doubling in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars price tags. Our conclusions are simple: electro-mobility is the only viable cost-effective approach to drastically reducing damaging air pollution while safeguarding human health. 

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