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Electric vehicle adoption in Germany: Current knowledge and future research

: Plötz, Patrick; Dütschke, Elisabeth


Contestabile, Marcello (Ed.):
Who’s driving electric cars : Understanding consumer adoption and use of Plug-in Electric Cars
Cham: Springer Nature, 2020 (Lecture notes in mobility)
ISBN: 978-3-030-38381-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-030-38382-4 (Online)
ISBN: 978-3-030-38383-1
ISBN: 978-3-030-38384-8
Aufsatz in Buch
Fraunhofer ISI ()
electric vehicles; early adopter; incentives

This chapter provides an overview of the current knowledge of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) adoption as well as of their adopters and the use they make of the vehicles in Germany. This includes a separate discussion of drivers and barriers in the different segments of the car market (private, fleet and company cars) as well as of the role of charging infrastructure. The chapter summarizes previous studies by the authors on PEV diffusion and usage in Germany and compares the results obtained with those of other studies as well. The chapter concludes with a discussion of key areas for future research on PEV adopters in Germany.