publication . Conference object . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Environmental impact of converted electrical motorcycle

Pek Yang Xuan; Martin Henz; Joerg Weigl;
Open Access
  • Published: 27 Dec 2013
  • Publisher: IEEE
Abstract
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% respectiv...
Subjects
free text keywords: Electric vehicle, business.product_category, business, Waste management, Engineering, business.industry, Greenhouse gas, Internal combustion engine, Environmental impact assessment, Automotive Engineering, emissions, energy, LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), motorcycle, student project

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Abstract
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% respectiv...
Subjects
free text keywords: Electric vehicle, business.product_category, business, Waste management, Engineering, business.industry, Greenhouse gas, Internal combustion engine, Environmental impact assessment, Automotive Engineering, emissions, energy, LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), motorcycle, student project

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