Special Issue "Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Electric Vehicles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2022 | Viewed by 7718
Interests: electric vehicles; life cycle assessment; electromobility; alternative fuels
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Dear Colleagues, greetings from the Special Issue Editors.
The Guest Editor is inviting submissions for a Special Issue of Energies on "Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Electric Vehicles". Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transport in many countries, and offer significant potential for reducing air pollution. Assuming a life cycle approach of electric vehicles means to consider the analysis from cradle to grave, with a special focus on the production of the electricity required to charge EV batteries. Within the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), many impact categories can be evaluated, including the carbon footprint, water footprint, cumulative energy demand, human health, acidification, eutrophication, human toxicity,and particulate matter formation. A comparative life cycle analysis of EVs and alternative fuels like compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, etc., enables comprehensive environmental assessment of each fuel, taking into account each stage of the vehicle's life cycle. Research in the environmental assessment of electric vehicles requires several sciences, and we therefore welcome contributions from many different disciplines, especially environmental engineering, energy, and transport. This Special Issue presents a collection of original research and reviews focused on the environmantal analysis of electric vehicles and the development of sustainable transport.
Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to the following:
- The environmental assessment of electric vehicles with life cycle approach;
- The carbon footprint and water footprint of electric vehicles;
- The life cycle assessment of electric vehicle batteries;
- The LCA of smart grids for electric vehicles;
- A comparative analysis of alternative fuels in vehicles;
- Circular economy perspectives in electric vehicles.
Prof. Dr. Dorota Burchart
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Electric vehicles (EVs)
- Life cycle assessment (LCA)
- Carbon footprint and water footprint
- Circular economy perspectives
- Electric vehicle batteries
- Smart grids
- Alternative fuels in vehicles.