In this project we use a Life Cycle Assessment framework to assess the challenges and benefits of fleet electrification for SFU operational vehicles. We examine the entirety of the life cycle, including energy and resources required for new electric vehicles and disposal of used batteries at the end of the vehicle life, from both the existing and future vehicle options. There is a need to understand and prepare for the infrastructure and energy system changes associated with the switch ahead of time, so as to reduce the trade-offs of reducing green house gas emissions from fleet vehicles.


Researchers: Kamaria