BC Fleet Decarbonization:
The ΔE+ research team is developing both a life cycle analysis and infrastructure model for evaluating impacts and opportunities for fleet decarbonization in BC. Supported by a fleet operators survey, these two models will provide BC with insights into the trends, opportunities, and barriers to fleet decarbonization in BC.
The Life Cycle Analysis of Zero-emission vehicles is built with Fleet LCA software, an SFU in-house developed software package developed by the SFU Fuel Cell Research Lab for analysis of new vehicle technologies with the ability to be customized, focusing specifically on the British Columbia context. The team will enhance this tool to address specific fleet configurations in the BC context. By analysing the technical and life cycle impacts of different fleet vehicle options, the project will provide Fraser Basin Council (FBC) with in-depth options and life cycle impacts of different vehicle fleets.
To identify the infrastructure and power system changes required to enable fleet electrification, we will develop an infrastructure model of BC. The barriers, trends and opportunities around light-duty and commercial vehicle fleet electrification, and moving to zero emission fleet vehicles, will support the decarbonization of road transport in BC to meet GHG reduction targets. This project focuses on the electrification of light-duty vehicle fleets, including those owned by private business, non-profit organizations, institutions, government departments and non-governmental organizations.
Outputs will be focussed on providing policy priorities for BC to support fleet decarbonization in BC to meet GHG reduction targets.