E85-powered vehicles have the lowest lifetime emissions, when considering all materials, powertrains and fuel sources, according to new research from WorldAutoSteel.
The group has recently released the second iteration of its Life Cycle Assessment model for various types of vehicles. The new model accounts for broader evaluations of materials, powertrains, fuels and the vehicle’s total energy consumed. The information should assist fleet owners in determining the overall impact of their vehicle choice on greenhouse gases, according to a press release.
The new model is the result of two studies: “The Impact of Material Choice in Vehicle Design on Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions – The Case of High-Strength Steel” and “Advanced High-Strength Steel Versus Aluminium for Body in White Applications.”
The model can be downloaded here.
WorldAutoSteel is the automotive group of the World Steel Association.
Investors include: ArcelorMittal Dofasco, ArcelorMittal USA, Nucor Corporation, Severstal North America Inc. and the United States Steel Corporation.