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Diffusion of alternative fuel vehicles considering dynamic preferences

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  • Oliveira, Gabriela D.
  • Roth, Richard
  • Dias, Luis C.

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Consumer preferences are a crucial element of models aimed at understanding and predicting the diffusion of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). Previous AFVs diffusion studies have considered static preferences, but preferences for complex products such as AFVs are likely to change under different market conditions. Therefore, using static preferences for demand forecasts may compromise the accuracy of those predictions. This study aims at incorporating dynamic preferences on a reference AFVs diffusion model and analyzing if adapting subsidy policies according to those preferences will provide more cost-effective results on AFVs adoption. A System Dynamics model adapted to the Portuguese market was developed to study the impact of considering dynamic preferences and several incentive policies adapted to such preferences.

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  • Oliveira, Gabriela D. & Roth, Richard & Dias, Luis C., 2019. "Diffusion of alternative fuel vehicles considering dynamic preferences," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 83-99.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:tefoso:v:147:y:2019:i:c:p:83-99
    DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2019.06.002
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