alternative automobile fuels

Posted by elie.j.chahine
Type: 
Full LCA not available on the web
Comparative: 
yes
Publication year: 
2000
Language: 
English
Code: 
Vehicles/Fuels
Product: 
Alternative fuels
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Quick LCA
Is the study compliant with ISO 14044?: 
Yes
Sponsor name(s): 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Sponsor name(s): 
General Motors
Sponsor name(s): 
U.S. National Science Foundation
Sponsor name(s): 
The Sloan Foundation
Sponsor type: 
Public administration
Practitioner(s): 
Lester Lave
Practitioner(s): 
Heather Mclean
Practitioner(s) type: 
University
Summary
Functional unit: 
The consumption in gCO2eq in order to run 1km
Goal and scope of the summary: 
Compare the alternative fuels
the hybrid and fuel cell vehicles are not attractive in the near term as compared to the other technologies; battery-powered cars are attractive only for highly specialized circumstances.
Material impact(s): 
Global warming
Raw material impact level: 
Medium
Manufacturing impact(s): 
Global warming
Manufacturing impact level: 
Medium
Shipping impact(s): 
Global warming
Shipping impact level: 
Medium
Usage impact(s): 
Global warming
Usage impact level: 
Medium
End of life impact(s): 
Global warming
End of life impact level: 
Medium

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