The Intention to Adopt Battery Electric Vehicles in Germany: Driven by Consumer Expectancy, Social Influence, Facilitating Conditions and Ecological Norm Orientation

  • Leonie Sophie WahlEmail author
  • Wei-Hsin Hsiang
  • Georg Hauer


Climate change represents one of the major challenges of the 21st century. This affects every country and the entire planet, such as through changing weather patterns, rising sea levels and extreme weather events. The influence of human activities on the climate system is clear, as anthropogenic GHG emissions comprise the dominant cause of global warming (IPCC 2014). It is estimated that GHG emissions by human activities today are the highest in history, and they are only continuing to rise (IPCC 2014, 2018).

The transport sector constitutes an important source of GHG emissions, thus attracting increased concern regarding environmental protection. According to the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the transport sector in Germany is responsible for approximately 20% of GHG emissions (BMVI 2018). While this has been reduced in other sectors transportation emissions are still increasing. As a consequence, experts in environmental issues are...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonie Sophie Wahl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wei-Hsin Hsiang
    • 2
  • Georg Hauer
    • 1
  1. 1.HFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Tatung UniversityTaipehTaiwan

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