January 27, 2013
PacTrans Seminar Series: Electric Vehicles and Life Cycle Assessment
Jointly organized by PacTrans and the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UW
Speaker: Dr. Chris T. Hendrickson, Duquesne Light Company University Professor of Engineering and Co-Director of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract: With an increasing number of states mandating the sale of zero emissions vehicles, manufacturers are responding in part by developing electric or battery hybrid vehicles. While widespread use of electric vehicles has the potential to reduce tailpipe emissions, the full environmental cost of producing and operating battery powered vehicles must be considered. This talk discusses the potential environmental impacts of battery powered motor vehicles, including earlier lead acid battery versions and new battery chemistries. Barries to widespread adoption are also discussed.
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Talk: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Location: Electrical Engineering 105, UW Campus
Reception: 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Location: More Hall 101, UW Campus