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|Title:||Electric car purchase price as a factor determining consumers’ choice and their views on incentives in Europe|
|Authors:||GOMEZ VILCHEZ JONATAN; SMYTH AUSTIN; KELLEHER LUKE; LU HUI; ROHR CHARLENE; HARRISON GILLIAN; THIEL CHRISTIAN|
|Citation:||SUSTAINABILITY vol. 11 no. 22 p. 6357|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The deployment of zero-emission vehicles has the potential to drastically reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from road transport. The purpose of this study is to provide evidence on, and quantify the factors that influence, the European market for electric and fuel cell car technologies. The paper reports the results of a stated preference survey among 1,248 car owners in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The variables that influence powertrain choice are quantified in a nested multinomial logit model. We find that the electric car purchase price continues to be a major deterrent to sales in the surveyed countries. The majority of the respondents considered government incentives as fundamental or important for considering an electric car purchase. Because of the differences in the socio-economic characteristics of consumers in each country, the effectiveness of government incentives may vary across Europe.|
|JRC Directorate:||Energy, Transport and Climate|
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