Life Cycle Assessment - Combined Efforts of the European Automotive Industry 971172
The European car manufacturers have combined their efforts and experience in the field of Life Cycle Assessment in a EUCAR working group. An overview on work program and status of project phase 1 and 2 is given. In particular, the efforts regarding end-of-life vehicle scenarios and key ‘in-use-phase’ parameters are addressed, e.g. real drive cycles and weight impacts on fuel consumption. In the field of impact assessment, available methodological approaches are evaluated from an automotive industries' point of view, targeting for a common position and prioritization.