Alternative Fuel/Electric Vehicles

Emissions from Alternative Fuel Vehicles / Electric Vehicles

Emissions from alternative fuel vehicles are calculated in the same manner as other gasoline or diesel mobile sources (using the appropriate alternative fuel emission factors), with the exception of electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles are powered by internal batteries that receive a charge from the electricity grid. Therefore, using electric vehicles produces Scope 2 emissions from purchased electricity as opposed to Scope 1 emissions from mobile combustion.

To calculate these emissions, determine the quantity of electricity consumed and apply an appropriate emission factor (see Electricity Use).