Energy and Environment – Electric mobility a spart of the LivingLab BWe mobil
This joint research project by ifeu and the Fraunhofer Institutes ISE and ISA was part of the show case project LivingLab BWe mobil. Aim was the analysis of chances and risks of the introduction of electric mobility in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The potential of reducing environmental burdens in Baden-Wuerttemberg by electric mobility was analysed by ifeu, while Fraunhofer ISI focused on the power sector and Fraunhofer ISE on grid implications.
Download of final report (in German, pdf, 2,6 MB, Fraunhofer-Publica)
Ecologic Research PEDELECTION -
Modal shift and climate impacts of pedelec use in individual traffic (2015)
The project PEDELECTION determines modal shift impacts of pedelecs (bicycles with electric pedal assistance). The analysis investigates everyday use profiles and focuses on the motives for pedelec use. Based on case studies, IFEU is undertaking an environmental assessment of the situation prior and after pedelec acquisition. The analysis follows a life cycle approach, thus not only considers environmental impacts of vehicle use, but also of vehicle production.
Advancement and Deeper Analysis of Electric Vehicles Life Cycle Assessment (2015)
The assessment of the environmental impacts of different electric mobility concepts requires an analysis over the entire life-cycle of vehicles. While the use phase and electricity generation have already been studied in detail, the focus of this project commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is on the vehicle production. The existing analyses will particularly be expanded by a profound assessment of the environmental impacts from the extraction of important raw materials.
Download of the final report (in German, UBA Texte 27/2016, pdf 5 MB)
Environmental research for the VW Fleet Test Electric Mobility (2013
IFEU has conducted an accompanying environmental assessment study as part of the VW fleet test for Plug-In Hybrids. Focus has been the analysis of energy consumption and emissions of the vehicle use, the environmental impacts of supplying vehicles with electricity and ecological aspects of vehicle production.
Download of final report (in German, pdf, 2,6 MB)
UMBReLA – Environmental assessment of electric mobility (2011)
In the UMBReLA project IFEU consolidated results with relevance for an environmental assessment from a number of electric mobility research projects and fleets tests. In addition to this comprehensive environmental assessment of different types of battery electric mobility, an internet platform was developed which gives an overview on electric mobility research activities and will offer an online calculation tool for environmental impacts.
More information (in German) ... (UMBReLA-Website)
Environmental research for the Fleet Test "Automatic guided vehicles" (AGV) (2011)
IFEU has been conducting ecological research for a fleet test with battery powered heavy duty vehicles in the Hamburg container terminal ‘Altenwerder’. The electrification leads to a significant reduction in CO2-emissions from container handling. Environmental benefits and further reduction potentials have been quantified based on a life-cycle assessment.
More information (in German) ... (Final Report - Website)
National Conference on Strategies for “Electric Mobility“ (2008)
The National Conference on Strategies for „Electric Mobility“ on November 25th and 26th 2008 in Berlin tried to answer the question, in which fields the German government could get actively involved to support the development of a sustainable electric mobility in road transport. A workshop on the necessary framework conditions for a sustainable electric mobility was chaired by IFEU executive Dr. Ulrich Höpfner who also presented the results of the session to the plenum.
More information ... (Website, in German)
Scientific consulting to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) (2008)
IFEU is consulting to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) with expertises and scientific background papers on different aspects of electric mobility. IFEU has also organised several workshops on electric mobility for BMU.
"Übertragung der Ökobilanz "Elektrofahrzeuge auf Rügen" auf die Schweiz [Mendrisio-Projekt]"(Transfer of the LCA „Electric vehicles on Rügen“ to Switzerland) followed by "Situation des Elektrofahrzeuges bei der zukünftigen Stromerzeugung in der Schweiz" (Situation of the electric vehicle in future electricity generation in Switzerland); both commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
"Vergleichende Ökobilanz: Elektrofahrzeuge und konventionelle Fahrzeuge - Bilanz der Emission von Luftschadstoffen und Lärm sowie des Energieverbrauchs" (Comparative LCA: Electric vehicles and conventional vehicles – Pollutant emissions, noise and energy consumption) as part of the project "Erprobung von Elektrofahrzeugen der neuesten Generation auf der Insel Rügen" (Fleet test of latest generation electric vehicles on the island of Rügen) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.