Lightweighting Benefits for EVs
Electrification is a key corporate strategy and is motivated chiefly by sustainability concerns for the conventional technology. The research results from the project will better define the sustainability benefits of lightweighted EVs in terms of GHG emissions, energy use, and total costs. Despite a significant research effort there are still many uncertainties regarding the sustainability (environmental, economic, social) benefits of lightweighting EVs. The objective is to conduct research to determine the sustainability benefits of lightweighted electrified (HEV, PHEV, and BEV) vehicles.