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Water Issues and Electric Vehicles - Key Aspects and Examples in Life Cycle Assessment

Jungmeier, Gerfried and Elgowainy, Amgad and Ehrenberger, Simone and Benveniste Pérez, Gabriela and Roy, Pierre-Olivier and Lim, Ocktaeck (2018) Water Issues and Electric Vehicles - Key Aspects and Examples in Life Cycle Assessment. EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018, 1.-3. Oktober 2018, Kobe, Japan.

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There is international consensus that the improvement of the sustainability of electric vehicles can only be analyzed on the basis of life cycle assessment (LCA), which includes the production, operation, and the end-of-life treatment of the vehicles and the fuel cycle, and in comparison to conventional vehicles. In recent years the focus in environmental assessments of electric vehicles was on GHG emissions and primary energy consumption, but now it is recognized that also water issues become relevant in LCA. Therefore the Task 30 “Environmental Effects of EVs” (2016 – 2020) in the International Energy Agency (IEA) focuses on water issues in LCA covering methodology, data requirements, case studies, to identify the main water issues in LCA of EVs and ICE, the hot spots on water issues of EVs, PHEVs and ICEs and to develop communication strategies of LCA results to stakeholders. The main findings addressed are 1) main drivers, 2) water inventory, 3) most relevant water issues for LCA of EV and ICE, 4) Water footprint, 5) Water issues in electricity production, 6) Water issues in value chain of EVs and ICE, 7) Research questions on water issues & EVs and possible activities of IEA HEV Task 30

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125856/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Water Issues and Electric Vehicles - Key Aspects and Examples in Life Cycle Assessment
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Jungmeier, GerfriedJoanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbHUNSPECIFIED
Elgowainy, AmgadArgonne National LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Ehrenberger, SimoneSimone.Ehrenberger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Benveniste Pérez, GabrielaCatalonia Institute for Energy ResearchUNSPECIFIED
Lim, OcktaeckUlsan UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:life cycle assessment, water impacts, environmental impact assessment
Event Title:EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018
Event Location:Kobe, Japan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1.-3. Oktober 2018
Organizer:Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Transport und Klima, V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Fahrzeugsysteme und Technologiebewertung
Deposited By: Ehrenberger, Simone
Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 13:58
Last Modified:25 Jan 2019 13:58

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