Renewable energy-powered vehicles can save lives

By the Economic Times.

NEW YORK: Driving vehicles that use electricity from  renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent, says a study.

The researchers from University of Minnesota also found that vehicles running on corn ethanol or powered by coal-based or "grid average" electricity are worse for health.

Switching from gasoline to those fuels would increase the number of resulting deaths due to air pollution by 80 percent or more.

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