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Environmental attitudes and emissions charging: An example of policy implications for vehicle choice

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  • Beck, Matthew J.
  • Rose, John M.
  • Hensher, David A.

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A growing global focus on environmental concerns, in particular the role of carbon emissions in global warming, has created an atmosphere where attitudes towards the environment are a pre-eminent focus. In particular, the role of the motor vehicle in climate change has become increasingly important. In this paper a stated preference experiment is used to examine the impact of an emissions charge on vehicle choice in the context of such environmental attitudes; which are found to be key in explaining preference variation. The policy implications of this result are discussed, highlighting the usefulness of latent class modelling for policy management.

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  • Beck, Matthew J. & Rose, John M. & Hensher, David A., 2013. "Environmental attitudes and emissions charging: An example of policy implications for vehicle choice," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 171-182.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:50:y:2013:i:c:p:171-182
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2013.01.015
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