Eco-balance and Sustainability of Electric Vehicles : A Contribution to the „Clean and Green“ Discussion

Author(s): Brasse, Claudia
Title of the compilation: Mobility in a Globalised World 2018
Editors: Sucky, Eric  ; Kolke, Reinhard; Biethahn, Niels; Werner, Jan; Vogelsang, Michael
Conference: 8th Conference on Mobility in a Globalised World, Mülheim a.d.R.
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2019
Pages: 357-374
ISBN: 978-3-86309-662-5
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.20378/irb-58613
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
We live in a dynamic mobility transition phase that compliments the energy transition (Energiewende) towards abandoning fossil-based fuels. The future mobility eco system is “CASE” – connected, automated, shared, electric. In 2017 electric vehicles sales reached a tipping point and sales in Germany doubled. New models at reasonable prices are announced for the coming years and infrastructure is being installed to meet the demand putting electric mobility within reach for the masses. While the discussion about air quality in cities, traffic noise and Diesel bans is still all around and no solution at hand, the benefit of electric vehicles on the other hand is questioned. A holistic analysis of various studies on the eco-balance and CO2 footprint of EVs shows that already today every km driven electric has a positive impact on the climate. With the continuing energy and mobility transition individual mobility will be decarbonized sustainably. This will not be possible without electric powertrains.
GND Keywords: Elektromobilität; Autonomes Fahrzeug; Mobilität; Nachhaltigkeit; Umweltbilanz
Keywords: Electric vehicle, electric mobility, eco-balance, CO2 footprint, sustainability, circular economy, battery technology, power supply, electricity generation, energy supply, Energiewende, Verkehrswende
DDC Classification: 330 Economics  
650 Management & public relations  
RVK Classification: QR 524   
Type: Conferenceobject
Release Date: 16. May 2023

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