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Investigating preferences for powertrains when buying a car in Germany

Dubernet, Ilka and Seibert, Dennis and Koller, Florian (2023) Investigating preferences for powertrains when buying a car in Germany. 11th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART 2023), 2023-09-06 - 2023-09-08, Zürich, Schweiz.

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Abstract

Germany's Federal Climate Change Act requires the transport sector to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by almost half until 2030. The government has set an ambitious goal of increasing the number of fully electric vehicles to 15 million within the same period. Data on the factors influencing the purchase of low- or zero-emission vehicles is still scarce. Based on stated preference data collected in spring 2022, we found that battery electric vehicles are the preferred choice of respondents in the hypothetical situation of buying a new car, but not in the used car market. Our results support the high demand for battery electric vehicles, suggesting that stagnating shares in new registrations could be due to supply shortages. Purchase price and energy costs are the most important factors leading to the choice of an electric powertrain, indicating that purchase premiums currently put into place in Germany are highly effective.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/197336/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Title:Investigating preferences for powertrains when buying a car in Germany
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Dubernet, IlkaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4130-8303UNSPECIFIED
Seibert, DennisUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6833-6529UNSPECIFIED
Koller, FlorianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2420-8995UNSPECIFIED
Date:6 September 2023
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:transformation of transport, electrification and decarbonization of transport, powertrain purchase decision, low- or zero-emission vehicles, market share, discrete choice modelling, stated preference survey
Event Title:11th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART 2023)
Event Location:Zürich, Schweiz
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:6 September 2023
Event End Date:8 September 2023
Organizer:IVT, ETH Zurich
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 - DATAMOST - Daten & Modelle zur Mobilitätstransform
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Transport Markets and Mobility Services
Institute of Transport Research > Means of Transport
Institute of Transport Research > Institute and Strategy Development
Deposited By: Dubernet, Dr Ilka
Deposited On:29 Sep 2023 10:37
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:57

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