Let’s Get Polluting Heavy-Duty Vehicles off the Road in Illinois
Bills in Illinois would incentivize clean trucks, clean buses, and clean futures.
Why It Matters
Chicago’s South and West sides have some of the worst air quality in the country, in large part due to heavy freight traffic. Converting just 3 in 10 heavy-duty trucks in Illinois from gas to electric would save $5.8 BILLION in health care costs and over 600 lives. Incentivizing fleet owners to go electric improves air quality in cities especially. States like Nevada have incentivized the transition of school bus fleets from gas to electric, and Illinois can do the same to prevent children from breathing dirty air on their ride to school.
What’s the Solution?
Bills in front of the state legislature right now would set aside grant money for private fleet operators to replace gas vehicles with electric vehicles. It would also make money available for electric school buses so we can clean up the air that school children breathe daily.
What Can I Do?
Contact your state legislators today to ask them to pass these bills to get more electric vehicles on the road and make the Illinois air cleaner for everyone!