23 April 2020, 11.15-12.00
Romain Sacchi, Postdoc at PSI
Prospective environmental footprint of passenger cars: going beyond direct emissions
With an increasing share of electric vehicles (EV) on the road, estimating the environmental footprint and costs of passenger cars relies more and more on modelling the upstream services in time and space. This webinar explains how the focus of life cycle assessments (LCA) of passenger cars at Paul Scherrer Institute shifts away from direct emissions from internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) to modelling future regional and global energy-intensive sectors (e.g. electricity, steel, cement, etc.) using integrated assessment models (IAM). These commodities will become directly and indirectly critical to the production and use of EVs. A new tool for prospective LCA of passenger cars, carculator, will also be presented. It integrates the outputs of such sector-based modelling work and allows for time-and-space-specific analyses for the wider audience.
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