Project in Focus: TranSensus LCA

The project TranSensus LCA aims to develop a European-wide harmonised, commonly accepted life cycle assessment (LCA) approach for zero-emission road transport. LCA, in general, is a tool to calculate a product’s environmental footprint over the entire life cycle (starting from natural resource acquisition via the production and use stage to disposal and recycling). This is highly relevant for zero-emission vehicles (e.g. battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles) to make the most informed choices for achieving sustainability.

One major step in the project is to prepare and strive for alignment. Therefore, TranSensus LCA involves all key stakeholders to harmonise their approaches.

After six months, the project will finish the first deliverables before summer. The final composition of the Advisory Boards (both industry and scientific) has been defined, while a complementary group with non-European stakeholders is planned to initiate an open discussion worldwide.

With this harmonised approach, we take another step towards achieving the Europe Green Deal targets while transforming Europe into a digitally enabled circular, climate-neutral and sustainable economy.

This project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101056715.

Project facts:

Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
January 2023 30 months €3.6 million €3.6 million Coming soon
Partners: Coordinator: Fraunhofer GmbH
EUCAR members: BMW Group, Renault Group, Scania AB, Volkswagen as beneficiaries. Ford, Iveco Group, Stellantis, Toyota ME, Volvo Group as associated partners.
Partners: BRGM, CEA, EDF, Gent Uv, Leiden Uv, Northvolt, Ricardo, RWTHA, Sphera, IVLSM, TU Braunschweig, Uv Bordeaux, CNRS, UMICORE, Valeo, STM as beneficiaries. Uv Dublin, CLEPA, Uv Firenze, AVL, Smart Freight Centre, Recharge,  Oeko-Institut, IFPEN, AISBL, Siemens, Tecnalia, Ecoinvent, Everledger, ERTICO, EuRIC as associated partners.