Calculating the life cycle emissions of trucks

Comparing different fuels for trucks only makes sense if one looks at the entire life cycle of the vehicle: from production to use and disposal.

For this project, we developed a model to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions of a number of drivelines for trucks throughout the life cycle of the vehicles.

Our model makes it possible to compare the greenhouse gas footprint of fuels and technologies for diesel, biodiesel, biogas, battery electric and hydrogen trucks.

Results for biodiesel and electric trucks

The results are country-specific, since the local value chains for fuel and energy affect the climate footprint.