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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 662; doi:10.3390/su10030662

Understanding the Emergence and Social Acceptance of Electric Vehicles as Next-Generation Models for the Automobile Industry

College of Computing, Hanyang University, 55 Hanyangdeahak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan 15588, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
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Received: 3 January 2018 / Revised: 26 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 1 March 2018
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This study explores potential factors of drivers’ intentions to use electric vehicles and proposes an integrated adoption model. Results of a structural equation modeling analysis with 988 samples indicate that drivers’ intentions are predicted by one negative factor (cost) and three positive ones (satisfaction, usefulness, and attitude). In addition, the total standardized effects of potential factors on the intention are computed. The current study also validates the original technology acceptance model. Based on the results of the current study, practical and academic implications with potential limitations are examined and presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric vehicles; social acceptance; technology acceptance model electric vehicles; social acceptance; technology acceptance model

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Park, E.; Lim, J.; Cho, Y. Understanding the Emergence and Social Acceptance of Electric Vehicles as Next-Generation Models for the Automobile Industry. Sustainability 2018, 10, 662.

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