Health impacts and costs of diesel emissions in the EU

This study assesses the current social costs (market and non-market) of road-vehicle diesel emissions in the EU28 as well as the social benefits of phasing out diesels and switching to electric road vehicles and other forms of zero-emissions mobility. For nine separate EU Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain) a more detailed analysis was performed, examining the share of the government budget going to health costs related to diesel-vehicle emissions and how much could be saved if there were a complete switch to electric vehicles.