Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Clean Transport

Tool to Estimate Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Calculator provides estimates of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with driving an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), including emissions from the production of electricity used to power the vehicle. To use the tool, you choose the make, model, and model year of the vehicle and enter the zip code where the vehicle will be charging. Zip code is required because emissions are dependent upon fuels used to generate the electricity, often referred to as the grid mix, which varies by location. The calculator shows the upstream GHG emissions in grams per mile for:

  • the specified zip code,
  • the average U.S. electricity grid mix, and
  • the upstream and tailpipe GHG emissions for an average new gasoline vehicle.

For PHEVs, results include both upstream and tailpipe emissions.

Results from the Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Calculator for an EV and a PHEV

Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, FuelEconomy.Gov — Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Calculator, queried March 31, 2021.

View the supporting data for this Fact of the Week here.

Article courtesy of US Department of Energy.


Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

 
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

The mission of the U.S. Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Learn more.

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Clean Power

Large-Scale Simulations Show U.S. Can Get Close to 100% Renewable Generation Cost-Effectively—But Final Few Percent Drive Nonlinear Increase in Total System Cost

Clean Power

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) joined universities and wind energy experts from across the country on Friday to announce the winners of the...

Clean Transport

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE), have announced a request...

Cars

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Elliott Negin As electric vehicle (EV) aficionados like to say, the cleaner the grid, the cleaner...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.