Driving sustainability: eco-design and Life Cycle Assessment approaches for Electric Vehicles

January 15th | 10.00h - 11.30h CET, Online

The Fatigue4Light project invites you to take part in the webinar “Driving sustainability: eco-design and Life Cycle Assessment approaches for Electric Vehicles”, showcasing the main results related to eco-design, Life Cycle Assessment methodologies and Life Cost Assessment techniques. 

In addition, the webinar will count with a great array of professionals representing three European-funded projects working on the next-generation of electric vehicle batteries and promoting a more sustainable mobility focused on eco-design approaches: MARBEL, COBRA and LIBERTY.


The Fatigue4Light project is developing lightweight solutions adapted to the chassis parts of Electric Vehicles to enhance weight reduction compared to current solutions and increase vehicles’ safety due to reduced sprung mass. The project is focused on the development of new tests and computer simulation methods to better estimate the fatigue life of chassis components and to select the optimal materials for lighter vehicle chassis.

Fatigue4Light is one of the first projects tackling weight reduction in automotive chassis parts, which is a necessary step to further progress in electric vehicle lightweighting, as reduction of vehicle weight impacts positively in CO2 emissions, electric vehicle autonomy, driveability and security.

Video recording


10.00 – Welcome & Introduction 

Lucia Barbu, Fatigue4Light project’s coordinator and Assistant Professor, CIMNE

10.05 – The Fatigue4Light project: Boosting the use of lightweight materials in Electric Vehicles’ chassis

Lucia Barbu, Fatigue4Light project’s coordinator and Assistant Research Professor, CIMNE

10.20 – Fatigue4Light H2020 project: Lightweight Evolution – An Ecodesign Methodology for Reducing Weight in Electric Vehicles and Minimizing Environmental Impact

Violeta Vargas, advanced researcher on Environmental Impact, Eurecat

10.35 – Analyzing the Lifecycle of Cobalt-Free Li-ion Batteries: A Sustainable Shift in Electric Vehicle Energy Sources

Victor Jose Ferreira, Senior researcher in LCA and LCC for energy technologies, IREC

10.50 – Charting Sustainability in Battery Packs – A Journey through Life Cycle Assessment and Eco-Design: The case of MARBEL H2020 Project

José Jorge Espí, Head of the Sustainable Impact Line, Eurecat

11.05 – Correlation between circularity calculations and LCA for EV batteries. Influence of key battery life cycle parameters

Aitor Picatoste, PhD candidate and LIBERTY project partner, Mondragon University

11.20 – Questions & Answers 
11.30 – Closure