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U.S. States Ranked by Eco Impact
Did you know that one-fifth of the U.S.’s total carbon emissions come from car pollution? One of the biggest contributors to this is the fact that many people commute alone to work every day in their gas-powered vehicle. Carpooling has a great eco impact. It is also one of the best alternatives to this detrimental practice. That coupled along with the adoption of electric vehicles.
Unfortunately, carpooling is not always an option. In big cities, people are often on different work schedules. As well as in the country, coworkers might live miles from one another. Therefore making carpooling extremely inconvenient. The adoption of electric vehicles can also be an issue in rural areas, as the correct electric charging stations are often not easily accessible.
In conclusion, it’s not coincidence, then. That states with lowest number of electric vehicles and the highest number of solo commuters share significant overlap. Using U.S. Census data, the experts at The Zebra have analyzed each of these factors to determine an overall “eco impact” rating per state.