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How do incentives for electric cars affect purchase decisions?

Rudolph, Christian (2016) How do incentives for electric cars affect purchase decisions? TRB Annual Meeting, 10.-14.01.2016, Washington DC, USA.

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In this paper, the impact of five different incentives for buyers of zero emission vehicles (ZEV) is investigated with a discrete 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 the availability of 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 citizens with a low CO2-emission rate concerning 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/109659/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:How do incentives for electric cars affect purchase decisions?
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:January 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Choice modelling, alternative propulsion technology, battery electric vehicles, BEV, discrete choice, stated preference, choice-based conjoint analysis
Event Title:TRB Annual Meeting
Event Location:Washington DC, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:10.-14.01.2016
Organizer:Transport Research Board
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 11:46
Last Modified:20 Dec 2016 11:46

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