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Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from different vehicles covering the entire life cycle
Research Areas
  • Engineering
The aim of this paper is to compare the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from different types of vehicles, including electric and hybrid, during their entire life cycle. To estimate these emissions, a tool developed by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), GlobalTRANS, was used. This tool integrates not only Tankto-Wheel emissions (exhaust), but also Well-to-Tank, vehicle manufacturing and disposal emissions. In this study a typical Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) was compared with traditional internal combustion vehicles, such as gasoline, diesel or LPG cars as well as with hybrid vehicles (electric-gasoline) for the Spanish case. Finally, a sensitivity analysis was done to evaluate the influence of the BEV?s electric consumption on its GHG emissions. For this purpose, emissions were estimated using GlobalTRANS modifying the electric consumption of the vehicle within the range of 100?250 Wh/km, in accordance with BEV catalogue vehicles available in the Spanish market.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Book title
Urgban Transport XVIII
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  • Autor: Javier Perez Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Julio Lumbreras Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Lopez Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Michel Vedrenne Gutierrez (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel de Andres Almeida (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías Ambientales y Recursos Industriales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Automóvil (INSIA)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. en Seguridad e Impacto Medioambiental de Vehículos y Transportes (GIVET)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
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