New Report Examines Health Benefits of Switching To Electric Vehicles From Harlem To Hollis

March 17, 2022

A report from the American Lung Association, to be released on March 30, 2022, examines the impact that a transition to electric vehicles powered by zero-emission electricity sources would have on New York residents.

“Zeroing in on Healthy Air” focuses on the health and climate benefits of a major shift away from polluting vehicles and toward zero-emission cars, buses and trucks powered by non-combustion electricity. The report illustrates the potential health and climate benefits if all new passenger vehicles sold are zero-emission by 2035 and all-new heavy-duty vehicles sold are zero-emission by 2040. “Zeroing in on Healthy Air” will reveal the impact the transition would have nationwide and locally in New York.

“Zeroing in on Healthy Air” report will be available at at 12:01 a.m. ET on March 30, 2022.

Prior to the public release on March 30, 2022, embargoed copies of the report and interviews are available upon request.

Lung Association experts and medical experts, including Will Barrett, national senior director of advocacy, clean air, for the American Lung Association and “Zeroing in on Healthy Air” report author.

The transportation sector is a leading source of air pollution and the nation’s biggest source of carbon pollution that drives climate change and associated public health harms.

Poor air quality caused by transportation pollution contributes to a wide range of negative health impacts, including childhood asthma attacks, impaired lung function and development, lung cancer, heart attacks and strokes and premature deaths.

To schedule an embargoed interview, contact Jennifer Solomon at or 516-680-8927

The American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future.

For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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