A rapid shift to electric vehicles can save 24,000 lives and leave us $148bn better off over the next 2 decades

Mon, 3 Oct 2022 05:00:50 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Reducing air pollution from road transport will save thousands of lives and
improve the health of millions of Australians. One of the quickest ways to do
this is to accelerate the current slow transition to electric vehicles.

Our newly published research evaluated the costs and benefits of a rapid
transition. In one scenario, Australia matches the pace of transition of world
leaders such as Norway. Our modelling estimates this would save around 24,000
lives by 2042. The resulting greenhouse emission reductions over this time
would almost equal Australia’s current total annual emissions from all sources.

We also calculated the total costs and benefits through to 2042. Australia
would be about A$148 billion better off overall with a rapid transition."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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