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Analysis of Barriers to Wide Spread Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Shenzhen China

Version 1 : Received: 23 February 2017 / Approved: 23 February 2017 / Online: 23 February 2017 (18:15:47 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 24 February 2017 / Approved: 26 February 2017 / Online: 26 February 2017 (10:33:14 CET)

How to cite: Wang, F.; Yu, J.; Yang, P.; Miao, L.; Ye, B. Analysis of Barriers to Wide Spread Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Shenzhen China. Preprints 2017, 2017020089 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201702.0089.v2). Wang, F.; Yu, J.; Yang, P.; Miao, L.; Ye, B. Analysis of Barriers to Wide Spread Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Shenzhen China. Preprints 2017, 2017020089 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201702.0089.v2).

Abstract

China planned to promote the large-scale adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the thirteenth five-year plan, however, this target faces many obstacles. This paper was trying to analyze the main barriers to widespread adoption of EVs through a survey in Shenzhen, which has the biggest EVs market share in China major cities. Based on previous scholarly findings, this paper conducted a new study which collected 406 approved questionnaires among 500 participants. The study proposed five hypotheses to examine the main barriers to widespread adoption of EVs. The analysis conducted by statistical methods: two-way frequency tables, chi-square test, and factor analysis. The results noted that perception of EVs advantages and recharging access remained the main barriers to EVs large-scale penetration. Besides, financial incentives drop would not cause a significant decline of EVs adoption in future. The study proposed suggestions to carmaker and government policy administrator on the analysis and discussion.

Subject Areas

EVs; PHEVs; penetration; adoption; barriers; preference; willingness; attitude

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