Factors influencing the intention to use electric cars in Brazil

dc.contributor.authorBuranelli de Oliveira, Marina [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorMoretti Ribeiro da Silva, Hermes [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorJugend, Daniel [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorDe Camargo Fiorini, Paula
dc.contributor.authorParo, Carlos Eduardo
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.description.abstractElectric cars have been gaining ground on the world market in recent years. In Brazil, the presence of this new technology is still nascent and few studies on the subject are found in the literature, especially in terms of consumer perspectives. This research aimed to identify the determining factors for the Intention to Use electric cars in Brazil, adopting a research model based on the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior and the influence of consumer emotions. Data was collected from an online survey of 488 Brazilian respondents and analyzed using the Structural Equation Modeling technique. The results reveal that a perceived relative advantage and a perceived compatibility associated with the use of the electric car have a positive effect on the attitudes of the respondents, and that positive attitudes towards the electric car have, in turn, a positive effect on the Intention to Use the same. Attitudes towards the electric car and the influence of emotions were identified as the biggest predictors of Intention to Use. The results also indicate that, despite the positive inclination of respondents in relation to using and even buying an electric car, there is still much concern about the charging infrastructure, charging time and vehicle autonomy, in addition to other barriers, such as the purchase price. These findings are in line with the results of several studies of the same scope, carried out in other countries. The results of the present study may shed light on the discussion of the topic in Brazil, in addition to providing stakeholders in electromobility in the country with information that benefits the development of policies and guidelines for the spread of electric car use in Brazil.en
dc.description.affiliationSão Paulo State University (UNESP) Production Engineering Department
dc.description.affiliationFederal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) Department of Administration
dc.description.affiliationUniversity of São Paulo (USP) Department of Administration
dc.description.affiliationUnespSão Paulo State University (UNESP) Production Engineering Department
dc.identifier.citationTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, v. 155, p. 418-433.
dc.relation.ispartofTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
dc.subjectAdoption of New Technologies
dc.subjectElectric Cars
dc.subjectElectromobility in Brazil
dc.subjectIntention to Use
dc.subjectStructural Equation Modeling
dc.subjectTheory of Planned Behavior
dc.titleFactors influencing the intention to use electric cars in Brazilen