Factors Affecting Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in California

Factors Affecting Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in California

Tamara L. Sheldon, J.R. DeShazo, Richard T. Carson, and Samuel Krumholz

This report provides an overview of the growth of California’s plug-in electric vehicle market from 2010 to 2014, describing several trends in the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles. It also identifies the household, housing, geographic, market and public policy factors that are correlated with the sales of new plug-in electric vehicles. This analysis is based on a statistical evaluation of monthly neighborhood plug-in electric vehicles sales as a well as a survey of California's new car buyers’ attitudes towards plug-in electric vehicles.

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Chapter 1: Executive Summary
Chapter 2: Data and Methods
Chapter 3: Plug-in Electric Vehicles Sales Patterns in California
Chapter 4: Predicting Sales of Plug-in Electric Vehicles
Chapter 5: Vehicle Rebate Uptake and the Effects of New Vehicle Introductions on Sales
Chapter 6: How does the Presence of HOV Lanes Affect Plug-in Electric Vehicle Adoption in California?
Chapter 7: Comparing Demand for Battery Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: A Stated-Preference Analysis
Chapter 8: Designing Policy Incentives for Cleaner Technologies: Lessons from California’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Chapter 9: Correlation of Gas Price with Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales
Chapter 10: Conclusion