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The environmental performance of current and future passenger vehicles: Life cycle assessment based on a novel scenario analysis framework

Christian Bauer, Johannes Hofer, Hans-Jörg Althaus, Andrea Del Duce and Andrew Simons

Applied Energy, 2015, vol. 157, issue C, 883 pages

Abstract: This paper contains an evaluation of the environmental performance of a comprehensive set of current and future mid-size passenger vehicles. We present a comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based on a novel integrated vehicle simulation framework, which allows for consistency in vehicle parameter settings and consideration of future technological progress. Conventional and hybrid gasoline, diesel and natural gas cars as well as battery and fuel cell electric vehicles (BEV and FCV) are analyzed, taking into account electricity and hydrogen production chains from fossil, nuclear and renewable energy resources.

Keywords: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); Passenger vehicles; Environmental performance; Vehicle modeling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.019

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