Even at current gas prices, driving an EV instead of a conventional car can save a consumer thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the life of the vehicle. These savings on fuel purchases give consumers more money to spend in local economies and decrease our dependence on oil. Air pollution from cars, trucks, and buses is linked to asthma attacks, heart attacks, other health complications, and premature deaths. Since EVs have little or no conventional tailpipe emissions, they can be a key component to improving health outcomes and reducing costs to treat illnesses caused or worsened by this pollution. EVs also have significant climate benefits.