The underestimated potential of battery electric vehicles to reduce emissions

Auke Hoekstra (Corresponding author)

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions possible with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are underestimated in the scientific literature. The following causes are identified and illustrated: overestimating battery manufacturing, underestimating battery lifetime, assuming an unchanged electricity mix over the lifetime of the BEV, using unrealistic tests for energy use, excluding fuel production emissions, and lack of system thinking. In an example calculation, BEVs reduce emissions from 244 to 98 g/km. In a fully renewable system, BEV emission could decrease to 10 g/km.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)1412-1414
Aantal pagina's3
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
StatusGepubliceerd - 19 jun 2019

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