Volume 3 (2014-2015) Issue 4 Pages 430-446
This paper examines the influences of environmental consciousness and attitudes to transportation on electric vehicle purchase intentions. A multiple-indicators?multiple-causes model and a latent-class nested logit model with two segments were estimated using data obtained through a web-based questionnaire survey in the Chukyo Area of Japan. Results reveal that both environmental consciousness and attitudes to transportation significantly affect an individual’s EV buying intentions. Specifically, for the segment of mostly auto-dependent householders, environmental consciousness has strong negative relationships with intention to buy an EV as a replacement. The results provide insight for the design of policies aiming at promoting the adoption of EVs.