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In comparison to last year, 17.6 million fewer people were inhaling bad air.
Emission limits and the nation's ongoing transition away from its reliance on coal has been beneficial.
By the start of the following decade, up to 64% to 69% of vehicles may be electric.
8.5%, that was the share of vehicles sold in the U.S. in February that were electric, according to research firm J.D. Power. The figure has more than doubled in two years.
Ali Zaidi, the national climate adviser for the White House, lauded the planned measures as a significant victory for the environment that will also benefit American consumers financially in the future.
According to Zaidi, in the first few years of the Biden administration, there were already three times as many electric vehicles (EVs) on US roads than there were public charging stations.
Additionally, Zaidi promised that he will construct a network of EV charging stations with money from Biden's infrastructure package and consumer tax rebates.
Light duty vehicles, or the typical American car, are responsible for 58% of the country's transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. The switch to EVs, could lower emissions by more than 80%.
The adoption of EVs is happening more quickly in other nations, such as the EU and China.
In the US, California has already suggested that by 2030, 70% of all new automobile sales be made up of zero-emissions vehicles, and 17 other states intend to follow California's lead.