Environmental impact of Converted Electrical Motorcycle
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Xuan, Pek Yang
- Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
World Electric Vehicle Journal
motorcycle | student project | LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) | emissions | energy
This study explores the environmental impact of the conversion of an internal combustion engine (ICE) sports motorcycle into a converted battery-powered electric vehicle (CBEV). Zero tailpipe emissions might lead to the assumption that such an ICE-to-BEV conversion will always yield net positive environmental benefits in life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy reductions, but energy inputs and materials impacts associated with the conversion of a CBEV are weighed against savings during postconversion usage. It was found that conversion would reduce the life cycle energy consumed and emissions produced of a typical motorcycle by 72% and 45% respectively. These findings have important considerations for the current global transportation landscape.