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Comparative life cycle assessment of a fuel cell electric vehicle replacing a battery electric vehicle for golf courses

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The transport sector shows a high dependence on conventional fossil fuels, which leads to relevant sustainability concerns. Current policies attempt to support sustainable mobility, promoting measures to improve energy efficiency and minimise emissions. There are several alternatives to conventional internal combustion vehicles, including hybrid vehicles, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). BEVs and FCEVs present advantages such as no undesired tailpipe emissions and the potential to work with renewable energy. In particular, hydrogen along with the fuel cell stack technology can be a suitable alternative for sustainable transport. However, environmental, economic and social aspects must be considered for its further deployment. This work uses the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology to evaluate the environmental suitability of an FCEV for golf courses when it comes to replacing current BEV options based on lead-acid batteries.

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