Life cycle analysis of power electronics and electric machines for future electrified passenger cars

C. Antoniou, A. Cairns, C. Gerada, S. Worall, R. Townend, P. Dahele, G. Day, S. Simplay

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Abstract

The reported work was concerned with Life Cycle Analysis of automotive electric machines and power electronics. The aim was to improve the modelling of these parts and examine the prospects of onshoring manufacturing within the UK. The motor and inverter unit were accountable for 12-17% of the embedded carbon emissions in the electric powertrain. The benefit in onshoring themanufacturing of these parts varied between 7-33% reduction in equivalent CO2 relative to key regions of interest, primarily associated with the clean UK electricity grid. The work has demonstrated the potential of battery “rightsizing” and the environmental benefits of range extension via renewable fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowertrain systems for net-zero transport - Proceedings of the 2021 Powertrain Systems for Net-zero Transport Conference, 2021
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages315-332
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781032112817
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventPowertrain Systems for Net-Zero Transport conference, 2021 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Dec 20218 Dec 2021

Publication series

NamePowertrain systems for net-zero transport - Proceedings of the 2021 Powertrain Systems for Net-zero Transport Conference, 2021

Conference

ConferencePowertrain Systems for Net-Zero Transport conference, 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/12/218/12/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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