The presentation of the study took place on 25 April 2023 and focused on the following topics:
- The results of the extensive literature review and Life Chicle Assessment focusing on GHG impacts estimates (hundreds of data points) from cradle – including the provisioning of raw materials – to grave and second-life;
- The outcome of the Life Cycle Assessment, with BEVs exhibiting significantly lower life cycle GHG impacts than ICEVs, despite their initially higher emissions during manufacturing.
- Research results indicating that a typical BEV in the current situation already saves over ~60% kgCO2eq compared to an equivalent ICEV in average EU conditions, and by 2030, average BEV GHG impacts the EU27 could be 78% lower than those of an equivalent conventional gasoline car.
- Actions needed to maximise the benefits of BEVs and mitigate existing risks, including an ambitious policy agenda around circular economy approaches for vehicle component
The presentation was followed by questions from the Members and a stimulating debate.