Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107838
Authors: 
Dimitropoulos, Alexandros
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-128/VIII
Abstract: 
We examine the influence of drivers’ environmental concerns on their preferences for different types of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Our empirical approach is built around the results of a large-scale survey among Dutch drivers, where preferences for electric vehicles are elicited through a choice experiment and environmental concerns are reflected in individual responses to Likert-type questions. On this basis, we develop advanced latent class models to study preference heterogeneity and its link to drivers’ socio-demographic background and environmental concerns. We find that environmental concerns are an important predictor of class membership and that highly concerned drivers tend to cluster in classes with a positive stand towards PEVs. High environmental concerns are positively associated with driver’s age and education, while negatively related to d river’s household income.
Subjects: 
Latent class
Latent variable
Environmental concern
Electric vehicle
Plug-in hybrid
JEL: 
D12
O33
Q58
R41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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