Coltura Poll: US Voters Support Full Transition To EVs by 2030

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Coltura Poll: US Voters Support Full Transition To EVs by 2030

In the first national poll conducted by Coltura, an environmental group focused on phasing out the use of gasoline, U.S. voters said they support a full transition to electric cars by 2030. The strong voter support reflects concerns about the effects of local air pollution as well the climate crisis.

The study was conducted by Nexus Polling, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communications and was commissioned by Coltura.

It found that a margin of 35% -55% of US voters support the demand that all new cars sold in their state must be electric by 2030. Gas-powered cars are a major contributor to carbon pollution, fueling the climate crisis .

According to poll data, 73% of voters said it would have a positive impact on air quality to require new cars manufactured in 2030 or later to be electric. A further 64% said it would have a positive impact on climate change, 61% on health and 58% on energy dependence. Janelle London, Coltuera’s co-executive director, pointed out how poll data underscored the importance of a 2030 target date for phasing out petrol-powered cars.

“To achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions, we need to address an important source of carbon pollution that is driving the climate crisis: gas-powered cars, trucks and SUVs. To achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions, we need to address an important source of carbon pollution driving the climate crisis: gas-powered cars, trucks and SUVs. “

Voters’ demographics were included in the data. 71% were between the ages of 18 and 34, 69% were black, and 67% were Hispanic – and these groups particularly supported the phasing out of petrol-powered cars by 2030. Clean transport and energibly on GreenLatinos Dr. Andrea Marpillero-Colomina talked about how colored people have suffered more under the effects of pollution and climate change caused by gas-powered cars.

“Colored people suffer deeply and disproportionately from the effects of pollution and climate change caused by petrol-powered vehicles. These poll results demonstrate support in black and Latino communities for the transition to a future of a fully electric car. For Latinos, investing in electric cars is directly linked to our health and Latino children are three times more likely than non-Hispanic white children to live in counties where air quality standards are poor, and nearly a third live in counties where concentrations of hazardous air pollutants exceed a cancer risk level of one in 10,000. “

Results from state surveys conducted throughout the country showed that the support for a phasing out of gas cars in 2030 is as follows:

  • New York: 66% for / 24% against
  • Hawaii: 66% for / 24% against
  • California: 62% for / 31% against
  • Massachusetts: 62% for / 28% against
  • New Jersey: 58% for / 30% against
  • Oregon: 58% for / 33% against
  • Washington: 58% for / 34% against
  • Michigan: 55% for / 33% against
  • Florida: 55% for / 37% against
  • Nevada: 52% for / 39% against
  • New Mexico: 51% for / 38% against
  • Colorado: 50% for / 38% against
  • Texas: 47% for / 34% against

Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, said: “A majority of voters have positive opinions about electric cars and say it is important for the United States to move from gas to electric cars.”

Dr. Edward Maibach, director of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, said: “Voters across the country are eager to see government action to combat climate change and reduce air pollution.”

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