News Digest Item
20 Jan 2017

“Transportation Electrification Policy in California and Germany”

Ahead project

While the German and Californian transport transitions face common challenges, German lawmakers could derive valuable best practices from the US state’s “more advanced stage”, according to a report by the Ahead project, a joint initiative of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Resources for the Future, MCC and UC Berkeley. Elements of interest for German policy makers include the “centralised coordination of all public sector activities through a concrete action plan […], greater policy focus on the need and preferences of consumers [and] inclusion of disadvantaged communities.” Common challenges include vehicle-grid integration. The report compares the Californian and German electric vehicle markets and regulatory frameworks and aims to inform policy makers and stakeholders in both areas.

Cumulated light duty electric vehicle sales (CA) or registrations (GER) since 2012. Source - Ahead project 2016.

Find the full report in English here.

For background on German carmakers' struggle with the future of mobility read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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