California’s Emission Rates are Lower than the Rest of the Country, According to a Study by Gavop

Industry: Insurance

Gavop's study using the Database of Road Transportation Emissions (DARTE) reveals California's success in reducing per-person emission rates when compared to the rest of the country. It also attempts to link this reduction with the increasing sales of Electric Vehicles in California and its contribution to reducing emissions.

New York, NY (PRUnderground) December 19th, 2019

Gavop, an insurance research service driven by data, has published a study that compares on-road vehicular emissions in different cities of the country. The study finds that cities in California contribute much lesser to vehicular emissions than the rest of the country. Per-person emission rates (since 1990) are down in the Californian cities of San Jose, Fresno, Sacramento, and Bakersfield, while it has gone up drastically in Phoenix, San Antonio, and Houston. The percentage increase is as high as 80% in the Phoenix Metro Area.

The study further delves into how California has managed to achieve this feat. Gavop places the reason squarely on California’s autonomy in setting emission standards. But, with the tussle between the state and federal government, this autonomy is in jeopardy. The state of California had previously vowed to increase the sale of electric and zero-emission vehicles to 15.4%.

The study moves into how electric cars assist enormously in reducing emissions. Gavop, with the help of an infographic, reveals the number of electric charging stations in California. This has then been linked to the amount of emissions (tons of CO2) reduced annually. Gavop also compares the range and cost of electric vehicles (EV) and traditional gasoline vehicles to conclude that, in the long run, EVs are more environment-friendly. This argument is further strengthened by the fact that the sale of EVs in California rose to 63.7% in the first half of 2019.
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