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Domestic value added as an indicator for sustainability assessment: a case study on alternative drivetrains in the passenger car sector

Harzendorf, Freia ; Wulf, Christina; Haase, Martina ORCID iD icon 1; Baumann, Manuel 1; Ersoy, Hüseyin ORCID iD icon 1; Zapp, Petra
1 Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


To strengthen the economic pillar in sustainability assessment, the indicator ‘domestic value added’ is introduced. It aims at comparing established and less developed technologies regarding their prospective value added in a country. This is done by classifying a technology’s value added to the developed categories: domestic, potential domestic and non-domestic. Within this paper, two methods for assessing this indicator are introduced focussing on their applicability in a sustainability assessment context. Both methods are tested on a case study comparing two alternative drivetrain technologies for the passenger car sector (battery and fuel cell electric vehicle) to the conventionally used internal combustion engine. The first method is life cycle cost-based whereas the second is based on Input Output analysis. If a life cycle cost assessment is already available for the technology under assessment, the easier to implement life cycle cost-based approach is recommended, as the results are similar to the more complex Input Output-based approach. From the ‘domestic value added’ perspective, the battery electric vehicle is already more advantageous than the conventional internal combustion engine over the lifecycle. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000151373
Veröffentlicht am 12.10.2022
DOI: 10.1007/s10098-022-02402-1
Zitationen: 6
Zitationen: 6
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1435-2974, 1436-722X, 1618-954X, 1618-9558
KITopen-ID: 1000151373
HGF-Programm 37.11.02 (POF IV, LK 01) Societally-Feasible Transformation Pathways
Erschienen in Clean technologies and environmental policy
Verlag Springer-Verlag
Band 24
Seiten 3145–3169
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 03.10.2022
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