AVL Says BEVs Not As Green As We Think – CAR MBS 2019

August 8th, 2019 at 2:51pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Uwe Grebe, EVP, Global Business Development, Sales & International Operations, AVL

AVL is a company that does powertrain research and according to a new study it conducted, if a C-segment BEV is made using the average U.S. energy mix, it will take 80,000 to 85,000 miles for that BEV to break even with an ICE vehicle, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.

3 Comments to “AVL Says BEVs Not As Green As We Think – CAR MBS 2019”

  1. ChuckGrenci Says:

    Just for grins and giggles, I wonder how many miles a standard ICE powered vehicle will need to be driven to surpass the break-even point against the BEV.

    The Supra may be an ‘animal’ (in a good sense) but still to my eye it is ugly.

  2. groingo Says:

    He is correct, the grid does need cleaning up and in the US it is happening slower than any other part of the world but in the end we have to start somewhere and if 85,000 miles is the starting point at least it’s better than doing nothing!
    His report is flawed in two large areas, one, he uses the most backward country (US) as an example of why it’s not working, second he is a defeatist believing that doing nothing is the answer…..try again.

  3. Gerry Witte Says:

    How can I get a copy of this report?