The health and local environmental effects of vehicle pollution in cities are very real, noise too when it comes to buses and heavy vehicles. This is yet another area where we see a urban vs rural divide.
Combustion vehicles also can get less efficient and more polluting over their lifespan where EVs can have cleaner energy sources without needing to alter the vehicle.
on the plus side, i'm guessing that hundreds of thousands of people who live near freeways and busy highways will benefit from reduced local pollution.
OTOH, i have no idea how many people live near the power plants which will be emitting more sulfur dioxide and other pollutants.