Article | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Spring 2013

China's Quest to Adopt Electric Vehicles

by Christopher Marquis, Hongyu Zhang and Lixuan Zhou


The Chinese government's effort to create an electric vehicle industry is a bold experiment in local and system-level innovation. It also provides a window into understanding the promise and peril of economic development policies, both for China and for the rest of the world.

Keywords: Technological Innovation; Development Economics; Emerging Markets; Green Technology Industry; Auto Industry; China;


Marquis, Christopher, Hongyu Zhang, and Lixuan Zhou. "China's Quest to Adopt Electric Vehicles." Stanford Social Innovation Review 11, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 52–57.