The future is electric and California and Germany are currently behind the wheel. After spending years as more of a conception than a reality, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming a global trend bound to grow beyond niche demand. California and Germany stand out as two key markets for both the development and purchase of EVs, particularly because of their visions or strategies for transportation summarized under the concepts “Verkehrswende” (transportation transition) and “transportation electrification” respectively. Therefore, this report compares the California and Germany EV markets and regulatory frameworks, taking stock of the current state and upcoming opportunities and challenges analyzed through the lens of the technology innovation system (TIS) framework.

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AuthorJoanna Gubman, Michael Pfahle, Karonline Steinbacher, Dallas Burtraw
Release dateDecember 2016