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Light-Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions: A Transparent, Dynamic Model

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the operation of vehicles, both Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs), contribute to climate risk. The present study describes a model developed under UH Energy sponsorship that compares GHG emissions from light duty ICEVs and EVs – specifically, passenger cars and pickup trucks. The model incorporates distinctive features for the assessment of vehicle emissions. The model is fully transparent, offering the user a clear, direct view of model components and inputs. In addition, the model is usefully dynamic, allowing variation of inputs to test user-defined scenarios. These model capabilities support vehicle GHG evaluation and also support informed public discourse concerning EV deployment.

Guest Speakers

Jim Crump
Jim Crump

Speaker: Jim Crump, Write/Presenter, Energy Transition & Sustainability: Market Development

Jim Crump is an energy and chemical industry professional now focusing on the energy transition and sustainability. Jim gained early experience with Exxon Chemical and DuPont in the petrochemical sector. International energy consulting with Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) followed. Later experience with Shell involved commercial work, including product management and marketing, as well as trading in energy commodity markets. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Houston, and a Master in Business Administration from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.