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Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Combustion Engine and Electric Passenger Cars and Two-wheelers in India

Publication Year: 2021

Author(s): Bieker G


A recent ICCT study included a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the GHG emissions of passenger cars in India. It also covered cars in China, Europe, and the United States and considered the most relevant power train types—internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); battery electric vehicles (BEVs); and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Also included were a variety of fuel types and power sources including fossil gasoline, diesel, and natural gas (each of these with the current and future biofuelsor biomethane blend rate), e-fuels, and various hydrogen and electricity pathways. Here we highlight results and additionally present our LCA results for two-wheelers in India, for which we compared gasoline combustion engine and electric motorcycles and scooters.

Publisher/Organisation: International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Rights: International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)


Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Passenger

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