Abstract for: Exploring strategic responses of the automotive industry during the transition to electric mobility: a system dynamics approach

This paper outlines a model archetype that can be used to assess the effects of future policy making and the future transition towards electric vehicles on the automotive sector, while taking into account insights from innovation, transition literature and the multilevel perspective. In order to show the flexibility of the model structure and tackle the gap on how the automotive industry normally responds on those factors, the approach is then used together with historical data to generate insights on how industry has responded to pressures in the regime in the past. For that a case study approach is taken when a timelines for the automotive regime and landscape are presented and then put in relation to a timeline of BMWs activities. While the study is in an early stage, still it is shown how first quantitative parameters can be identified. The article concludes with an outline of future work.