Lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles: combining Environmental and Social Life Cycle Assessments

Risultato della ricerca: Conference contribution

Abstract

Electric vehicles (xEV) are a key low carbon technology for mobility. Although xEV have notailpipe emissions, the production of traction batteries leads to environmental and socialburdens. In this context, authors assess the environmental and social impacts of a cell ofLithium ion traction battery in order to identify the most relevant aspects and the potential addedvalue of performing both the assessments. Results show the relevance of the resources interms of both environmental and social impacts. Moreover, the social assessment resultspointed out the relevance of the geographical boundaries, often overlooked for in theenvironmental analysis. The combination of both the assessment represents an added value toassess the sustainability of products; however, data collection (e.g. sources, quantities, quality)still represents a major bottleneck in this type of assessements.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteProceedings of the 12th Italian LCA Network Conference
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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