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How may incentives for electric cars affect purchase decisions?

Rudolph, Christian (2016) How may incentives for electric cars affect purchase decisions? Transport Policy, 52, pp. 113-120. Elsevier. DOI: [10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.07.014] ISSN 0967-070X

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Abstract

In this paper, the impact of five different incentives for buyers of zero emission vehicles (ZEV) is investigated with a stated choice experiment. The tested incentives are direct subsidies, free parking, a separate CO2 tax, an increase of fuel costs by tax elevation, and an increase of available charging infrastructure. By implementing the mobility patterns of the respondents, it was possible to simulate estimations of ecological impact and modal shift with a random utility model (mixed logit). Based on 875 complete questionnaires, the simulation results show that giving incentives to these buyers ecological rebound effects are expected: Mostly people with a low CO2-emission rate regarding their daily transportation routines (cyclists and public transport users) will exploit these incentives. They show a significantly higher likelihood of choosing alternatively propelled cars than conventional car users. Consumers that usually use a passenger car for their daily mobility routines are mostly unwilling to change to ZEV even when incentives are given.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/109658/
Document Type:Article
Title:How may incentives for electric cars affect purchase decisions?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rudolph, ChristianChristian.Rudolph (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Transport Policy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:52
DOI :[10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.07.014]
Page Range:pp. 113-120
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0967-070X
Status:Published
Keywords:Choice modelling, alternative propulsion technology, battery electric vehicles, BEV, discrete choice, stated preference, choice-based conjoint analysis
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: Rudolph, Christian
Deposited On:20 Dec 2016 11:43
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:22

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