Environmental Balance of different vehicle types



Please note: The presentation of the Life Cycle Assessments on this website focuses on the climate balance, as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an important motive for the introduction of electric vehicles. A complete presentation of all environmental impacts would be at the expense of clarity. However, you can read more about this information in our study: "Further development and in-depth analysis of the environmental record of electric vehicles" (commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency, 2015)


Important influencing factors


Power supply



Usage patterns

Charging technology


Areas of action

What conclusions can be drawn from the Life Cycle Assessments presented? What must be done to optimally exploit the potential of electromobility for sustainable transport? Here you can read a compilation of the fields of action that we consider to be essential.