Plug-In Battery EVs vs. Conventional Vehicles: A CO2 Equivalent Emission Analysis

Here is a life cycle emissions comparison between electric vehicles and conventional internal combustion engine vehicles that I wrote with a team of other graduate students a few years ago in 2012. It might be of some use to anyone who wants to learn more about life cycle emissions analysis and comparisons. This lifetime emissions analysis includes manufacturing, vehicle operation, and disposal emissions. Notably, it also takes into account which state of the USA a person would charge his/her vehicle in, and how that the electricity generation portfolio of that state affects life cycle emissions. Anyways, feel free to download and share.
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  1. e28093 Thanks for dropping me a line Darryl. I hope that the Tesla ineedd does or will do 220 miles on a tank, the 0 to 60 is less important, but if you say it, you should deliver it. My concern is that exaggerated claims will damage the credibility of electric cars, and I feel your claims may be hard to deliver e28093 and I think your experience to date backs that up. I hope you do it though. Truly I do.But should I really just buy a Tesla? e28093 Ie28099ve a better idea for you e28093 I live close enough to Lotuse28099s factory, how about letting me take one round the test track there for an hour or two e28093 see how far it really goes? And if youe28099re right I will buy one, assuming of course the waiting list isne28099t years and that I can live with LHD How about it, talk is easy, you up for proving it? e28093 Ie28099m willing to eat my words.@drivin98 e28093 Ite28099s both really. The first one is a one off, but we have it in mind that if it does what we think it will, there could be interest from other people e28093 in which case wee28099d want to go into limited production. And if it still was in demand after that, bigger scale production. But a one off first. If that makes sense.@markjyoung e28093 I hear what you say, The focus on Ferrari type performance looks wrong, ite28099s designed for a diff audience. The problem isne28099t caused by people that use bikes instead of cars e28093 people like you, ite28099s caused by the most of us that are hooked on the stuff (for diff reasons) right now. To have a hope of making a significant change we need to offer clean cars (not bicycles), something the mass of people will take as a serious option for them now. Ite28099s a step and a big one if we can run cars on wind energy. PS the UK has enough wind energy blowing past us everyday e28093 to power the whole country 3 to 4 times over, so yes in theory we do have an abundance of renewable energy. OK we have to harvest it yet @James cheers for the support.

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