Evaluation of barriers to electric vehicle adoption: A study of technological, environmental, financial, and infrastructure factors

Apurva Pamidimukkala, Sharareh Kermanshachi, Jay Michael Rosenberger, Greg Hladik

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Abstract

The ever-increasing concern over climate change is compelling global economies to employ alternative fuel technology to combat the vehicular emissions of greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles (EVs) offer a viable environmentally friendly alternative that has the potential to facilitate an effective shift towards a sustainable transportation system with low emissions while preserving environment; however, well-intentioned policies and other incentives have not been able to transcend the technological, infrastructure, and financial barriers that prevent their adoption. This study aims to develop a model that depicts the impact of the barriers on EV adoption. The model, developed and empirically validated with data collected from 733 respondents to a questionnaire survey, employed the structural equation modeling technique and revealed that of the four categories of barriers, only the environmental barriers are not significant. The outcomes of this study may aid policymakers in the development of effective transportation and energy policies and guide those responsible for designing EVs that fit the needs and demands of potential consumers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100962
JournalTransportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • General Environmental Science
  • Urban Studies
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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