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The impact of age on Italian consumers' attitude toward alternative fuel vehicles

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino () and Silvia Micheli

Renewable Energy, 2018, vol. 119, issue C, 299-308

Abstract: Addressing environmental problems requires large-scale transition efforts in the transport sector. Many governments, encouraging sustainable mobility, see alternative fuel vehicles as an important part of a technology portfolio targeted at reducing polluting emissions. However, consumers' adoption of alternative fuel vehicles is hindered by complex technical and socio-economic aspects. The novelty of this study is to explicitly explore the impact of age on consumers' attitudes towards alternative fuel vehicles with an original questionnaire survey, targeting a sample of high-educated Italian consumers. We identify the main concerns related to alternative fuel vehicles and suggest measures to overcome these concerns. A better understanding of the effects of different ages on attitude processes is crucial for designing more effective private and public strategies for alternative fuel vehicles' development across a variety of consumers.

Keywords: Alternative fuel vehicles; Consumers' attitudes; Age differences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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