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Purchase motives of the commercial users of electric vehicles in Germany and learnings for the effectiveness of policy measures

Frenzel, Ina (2015) Purchase motives of the commercial users of electric vehicles in Germany and learnings for the effectiveness of policy measures. WCTRS SIG G3 „Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy”, 13.-14. April 2015, Valetta, Malta.

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Abstract

The aim of reducing environmental pollution defined by various political instances all over Europe will probably rather be intensified in future. Electric mobility represents an opportunity to manage these different interests and the aim of reducing environmental pollution. In order to reach a mass of electric vehicle in urban areas it is important to analyze the early adopters, especially the commercial. Research relating (potential) commercial users of EVs is still infrequent. But commercial actors in urban areas provide options to electrify their trips: travel short distances with homogenous daily trip patterns. Therefore, the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) conducted a survey of German electric vehicle users. The sample contains 63 % private and 37 % commercial users (n=1,165). Based on this survey the contribution first portrays the characteristics of the commercial users of electric vehicles in Germany. The following analysis focuses on purchase motives. Additional insights will be given by a description of restriction in the usability of electric vehicles. The results will point out learnings for the effectiveness of policy measures. The analysis shows that electric vehicle purchase by German commercial users is primarily motivated by soft aspects (interest in innovative vehicle technology and a targeted reduction of environmental impact). Monetary or economic motives were less important. Current policy measures primarily address economic aspects. The survey shows privileges such as free parking, tax exemption are of lower interest for purchasing EVs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/101993/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Purchase motives of the commercial users of electric vehicles in Germany and learnings for the effectiveness of policy measures
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Frenzel, InaIna.Frenzel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:commercial transport, electric mobility, purchase motives, early adopters
Event Title:WCTRS SIG G3 „Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy”
Event Location:Valetta, Malta
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-14. April 2015
Organizer:University of Valetta
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Frenzel, Ina
Deposited On:15 Feb 2016 11:25
Last Modified:10 May 2016 23:41

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