The Importance of Life Cycle Assessment in Evaluating the Environmental Performance of Future EVs

Most current policies encouraging the adoption of zero-emission vehicles focus on emissions from vehicle operation only, omitting significant contributions from vehicle production and other parts of the vehicle and energy life cycle. As EVs become more efficient, low-carbon electricity becomes more common, and the size of the global EV fleet increases, emissions from production and other non-operation parts of the life cycle become increasingly important. This webinar will present research on the impact of excluding life cycle emissions from ZEV policies.


Alissa Kendall, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

Guest Respondent

Hanjiro Ambrose, Hitz Family Climate Fellow for the Clean Transportation Program, Union of Concerned Scientists