Path-Dependency and the Electric Car: An Interview with David Kirsch

On Monday, April 8, we had the amazing opportunity to interview

Professor Kirsch

Professor David Kirsch about electric cars, path dependency, and some of the obstacles that American society may be faced with while adopting the fully electric car. Kirsch is Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has also written extensively about the history of the electric car and the necessity for in his book The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History (2001).

During our interview, Professor Kirsch elaborated on many of the obstacles of electric car adoption, including the all too common concerns of range anxiety and infrastructure availability.

Stay tuned for our video with our favorite excerpts from the interview. And thank you Professor Kirsch for your time!

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