Net-zero targets are top of mind for all involved in the transition to clean transport and clean energy. Electrifying end uses that were previously powered by fossil fuels, such as transport and heat, always strikes a positive balance for Europe’s decarbonisation efforts. Yet assessing the actual progress is complex, especially given the continual changes to the energy mix as renewables increase. Measuring the CO2 emissions from electric vehicles, for example, involves analysing the carbon content of the electricity used to produce and charge them. The debate around this topic poses challenges for non-experts and experts alike.

On 22 November 2021, the Electrification Academy welcomed Dr. Martin Doppelbauer, professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, to help us understand: 

  • Future trends, as the grid grows cleaner and batteries improve — and what this means for electric vehicle production and operation. 
  • Unraveling considerations around marginal costs and emissions.  
  • Best practices for an effective shift to electric transport.

 

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