Life Cycle Emission Calculator (Electric & ICE Scooters)

Kilometers Traveled (Kms):

Electric Scooter Petrol/ICE Scooter
Curb Weight:


Manufacturing Emissions Electric Scooter Petrol Scooter
Production Emissions: kg CO2 kg CO2
Battery Manufacturing Emissions: kg CO2 kg CO2

Operational Emissions Electric Scooter Petrol Scooter
Well-to-Tank Emissions: kg CO2 kg CO2
Tank-to-Wheel Emissions: kg CO2 kg CO2

Life Cycle Emissions Electric Scooter Petrol Scooter
Total Lifecycle Emissions: kg CO2 kg CO2
Life-cycle GHG savings compared to ICE: %

Sr.noParameterValueData Source
1GHG emissions corresponding to the production and recycling of the vehicles based on curb weight5.2 kg CO2 eq. per kgICCT
2Well to Tank emissions (Petrol Vehicle)0.64 kg CO2 eq./LICCT
3Tank to Wheels carbon intensity (Petrol Vehicle)2.17 kg CO2 eq./LICCT
4Well to Tank emissions (electricity production) 767 g CO2 eq./kWhICCT
5GHG emissions for batteries production 69 kg CO2 eq. /kWhICCT
6GHG emissions for battery end of life stage8.28 kg CO2 eq. /kWh@12% of production
A PEFCR battery study

Points to Consider

  • All the calculation are applicable for Indian Scenario
  • Currently, key brands (Ola Electric, Ather Energy, TVS Motors) are claiming a battery lifespan of 7 years or 50,000 to 60,000 kilometers for battery packs in electric scooter. Given the typical vehicle lifespan of 15 years, an additional battery pack would need to be replaced within the electric scooter’s lifecycle. Therefore, the emission factor for replacement battery pack is taken into account in the calculations.
  • The Battery Second-life data is not available for the Indian scenario; however, it will be included in the calculations in the future when reliable data becomes available.

Key Takeaways

  • Comparing the top scooters in their respective segments, the Electric Ola S1 Air achieves a 36.28% higher life-cycle GHG reduction than the ICE-based Activa 6g. This assessment considers a scooter covering 120,000 kms distance in its lifecycle.
  • The ICE-based Activa 6G has a lower carbon footprint than the Ola S1 Air in the initial two years or for distances traveled below 15,000 kilometers.
  • ICE-based scooters account for 60% of India’s petrol consumption, making the transition to electric scooters a crucial step in improving air quality, particularly in densely populated urban areas, since electric scooters produce zero tailpipe emissions.