Environmental Assessment of Lightweight Electric Vehicles

  • Patricia Egede

About this book


This monograph adresses the challenge of the environmental assessment of leightweight electric vehicles. It poses the question whether the use of lightweight materials in electric vehicles can reduce the vehicles’ environmental impact and compares the environmental performance of a lightweight electric vehicle (LEV) to other types of vehicles. The topical approach focuses on methods from life cycle assessment (LCA), and the book concludes with a comprehensive concept on the environmental assessment of LEVs. The target audience primarily comprises LCA practitioners from research institutes and industry, but it may also be beneficial for graduate students specializing in the field of environmental assessment.


Life Cycle Assessment Electric Vehicles LCA World Maps Energy Reduction Value Regional Environmental Assessment Lightweight Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Patricia Egede
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. of Machine Tools and Prod. Techn.TU Braunschweig Inst. of Machine Tools and Prod. Techn.BraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40276-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40277-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-0541
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-055X
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