Life Cycle Analyses of Electric and Internal Combustion Vehicles

Life Cycle Analyses of Electric and Internal Combustion Vehicles

Ricardo Strategic Consulting conducted a life cycle assessment for the Fuels Institute to study the life cycle emissions and total cost of ownership of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and electric vehicles. The study involved an extensive literature review of the research work in this field and a customized life cycle analysis (LCA) model development by Ricardo.
 

You can download a copy of this report HERE 
 
Additionally, you can view Podcast Episode 38: Life Cycle Emissions of Combustion Engine Vehicles vs. Electric Vehicles. Listen in as the authors of the report discuss the different sets of assumptions that go into modeling, the hotly debated topics in this space such as exactly when in the EV's lifecycle it becomes less carbon intense than a typical ICE vehicle and the sensitivity factors that affect this time period.


View the podcast transcript here