There is a close relationship between transport and environment. Due to its toxic emissions, transport has an important impact on the environment, especially in urban areas. Therefore, when searching for ways to lower the ecological impact, our transport system has to change. Moreover, oil supply is limited and the usage of fossil fuels leads to more CO2 emissions. In this article, both the environmental as well as the financial aspects of electric vehicles are analysed. The first study is done through a life cycle assessment (LCA), in which the influence of the product on the environment during its entire lifecycle is calculated (from cradle to grave). The latter study consists of a total cost of ownership (TCO)model, in which the cost structure of conventional cars is compared with that of electric versions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalRevue E tijdschrift
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

    Research areas

  • battery electric vehicles (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), Sustainable mobility, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

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