US study sees climate projection of e-cars also in the female chain

US study sees climate projection of e-cars also in the female chain-sees

A recent study of the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) is concluded that the indirect overall emissions of electric cars, which are produced in production, fade compared to indirect emissions of vehicles with fossil fuels. This reinforces the climate friendliness of E cars. Because even with direct emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels compared to the emissions from the power generation, electric cars are emission technology a clear advantage over conventional vehicles.

“The surprising element is how much lower the emissions are of electric cars,” says postdoctoral Stephanie Weber. “The supply chain for combustion vehicles is simply so dirty that electric cars can not exceed them, even if you take into account indirect emissions.”Weber was involved in the study under the direction of Paul Wolfram, Postdoc at the Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland. The YSE Wirtschaftsprofessor Ken Gillingham and Edgar Hertwich, an industrial ecologist of Norwegian University of Science and Technology and former Yse Faculty member. The research team combined concepts from energy industry and industrial ecology – carbon price design, lifecycle assessment and modeling of energy systems – to determine how CO2 emissions fail, although indirect emissions from the upstream supply chains were taken into account.

“A great concern in electric cars is that the supply chain, including degradation and processing of raw materials and the production of batteries, is anything but clean,” says Gillingham. But this is not the case. The study also considered future technological change, such as the decarbonization of the power supply, and found that this will continue to strengthen the climate protrusion of electric cars.

According to tungsten, the study shows that “the elephant in the room is the supply chain of vehicles with fossil fuels, not the electric cars”. He notes that the faster we change to electric cars, the better – at least in countries with a sufficiently decarbonized power supply, such as the USA.

Gillingham, whose research has largely concentrated on the introduction of alternative energies in traffic, says that this research can provide a better understanding of how comprehensive CO2 pricing – including the entire supply chain – can shift the purchase decisions of consumers towards electric cars.

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5 thoughts on “US study sees climate projection of e-cars also in the female chain”

  1. The result described in the article contradicts numerous other studies. You would have to read the study exactly. The article itself is very spongy and unscientific. Statements in the kind of “that the indirect overall emissions of electric cars, ie those arising in production, compared to indirect emissions of vehicles with fossil fuels fading“Are very unscientific. Comparisons of emissions have a number ratio, not a pale.
    That a battery needs a lot of energy for production is clear and undoubtedly. When this energy is produced by a majority fossil, such as.B. In China, then the production of the BEV is CO2-intense. That it is not the case with optimal conditions, it is also clear – but in the big production countries of batteries, the circumstances are not optimal.

  2. Well, what should you say about it? Nothing, green electricity is also in the EU soon from nuclear power plants and the fossil gas is somehow green for power production! So we create the energy transition with the mobility and other electricity consumers! Clean :(!

  3. Which one could know about the studies in principle, if one wanted. Here:
    elecrifiedwomen.DE / Community / FactsCheck-to-electric car / Love anti-electric car populists /
    Or here:
    Maxx solar.DE / Electric Car Blog / Love Anti-Electric Car Populists /

  4. Micht makes sure that the US should be a country with a “sufficiently decarbonized power supply” (second last section). The share of renewable electricity is 21% in Mageren, but in Europe at 38%. Of course, questions raises questions about the quality of this investigation.


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