E-Mobility Life Cycle Assessment Recommendations

The eLCAr project aims at supporting the process of assessing the environmental impact of electric vehicles. In order to do so a set of guidelines derived from the ILCD Handbook and adapted to the specific requirements of the projects of the European

Green Cars Initiative is designed. This set of guidelines will be benchmarked according to a set of criteria such as applicability, practicability and ease of use and disseminated in an up to date fashion relying on interactive and online training materials. The guidelines will answer questions of how to treat ambiguities in the analysis of all aspects of electric mobility. They also provide a coherent benchmark framework enabling an ecological comparison of electric vehicles with other technological such as bio-fuel propelled cars and hydrogen based mobility. The project work plan reflects the broad range of topics such as battery and electric component production, typical vehicle utilization and driving cycles, interaction between electricity storage, power generation and grid services, end of life and recycling.

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: CSA
  • Status: Completed
  • Ongoing Date: 31 Jan 2013
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Technology fields: Coordination and Support, Energy Storage Systems, Vehicle Systems Integration,
  • Project Partners: EMPA (Switzerland), Ifu Hamburg (Germany), RWTH Aachen - IKA (Germany), TU Braunschweig (Germany),
  • Website: http://www.elcar-project.eu/
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