Electricity Generation in LCA of Electric Vehicles: A Review
AbstractLife Cycle assessments (LCAs) on electric mobility are providing a plethora of diverging results. 44 articles, published from 2008 to 2018 have been investigated in this review, in order to find the extent and the reason behind this deviation. The first hurdle can be found in the goal definition, followed by the modelling choice, as both are generally incomplete and inconsistent. These gaps influence the choices made in the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) stage, particularly in regards to the selection of the electricity mix. A statistical regression is made with results available in the literature. It emerges that, despite the wide-ranging scopes and the numerous variables present in the assessments, the electricity mix’s carbon intensity can explain 70% of the variability of the results. This encourages a shared framework to drive practitioners in the execution of the assessment and policy makers in the interpretation of the results. View Full-Text
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Marmiroli, B.; Messagie, M.; Dotelli, G.; Van Mierlo, J. Electricity Generation in LCA of Electric Vehicles: A Review. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1384.
Marmiroli B, Messagie M, Dotelli G, Van Mierlo J. Electricity Generation in LCA of Electric Vehicles: A Review. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(8):1384.Chicago/Turabian Style
Marmiroli, Benedetta; Messagie, Maarten; Dotelli, Giovanni; Van Mierlo, Joeri. 2018. "Electricity Generation in LCA of Electric Vehicles: A Review." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 8: 1384.
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