Sociological aspects of vehicles run by alternative fuels

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1 What are the governmental challenges of adopting alternatively fuelled vehicles? It depends not only on large-scale infrastructure costs, such as refueling and recharging facilities on the supply side but also on the acceptance by the end-users on the demand side. It is now widely recognised that each attempt to change the consumers’ activities and lifestyles requires a sound knowledge of preferences and determinants of consumer demand. [1]
2 Do people think about the environment when choosing a car? Environmental benefits are of little importance in the car purchase decision. Instead, it is principally driven by price characteristics, performance and convenience attributes. [2]
3 Why do people's positive environmental attitudes not translate to their choice of vehicle? People's attitudes towards vehicles are not only determined by environmental considerations, but also by a complex trade-off involving the perceived costs and benefits of the various alternatives. Therefore, having a positive environmental attitude does not always translate into ecological behaviour. [3]
5 Why are alternative energy sources being considered for vehicles? The transportation sector is responsible for a substantial part of pollutant emissions in the atmosphere, which directly and indirectly impacts different receptors such as people, material, agriculture, climate and ecosystems. [4]
6 What types of alternative fuel vehicles are there? Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), biofuels and hydrogen and drive trains such as electric vehicles (EVs), (plug-in) hybrid electric vehicles ((P)HEVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs). [5]
7 Is there a high public awareness of alternatively fuelled vehicles? No. There is limited public knowledge of alternatively fuelled vehicles. This is preventing a built up awareness of these vehicles, which is key for their adoption.[6]
8 How can government increase knowledge and incentive to buy alternatively fuelled vehicles? A combination of educational campaigns, pricing measures (e.g., differentiated vehicle taxation), supply-sided measures and large-scale demonstrations. [7]
9 How would pushing for alternatively fuelled cars be more sustainable than pushing for active and public transportation? Most consumers are not inclined to let go of their primary means of transportation, mainly because of strong feelings of convenience and independence associated with car use. Therefore, encouraging the purchase of alternatives to conventional petrol and diesel vehicles would be more sustainable.[8]
10 What do experimental studies suggest in regards to short-term exposure to AFVs? Experimental studies suggest that short-term exposure to AFVs improves respondents’ overall impressions, especially with respect to their environmental benefits.
11 Which factors have been shown to drive adoption for AFVs? Preference valuation studies have revealed that adoption of AFVs is principally driven by price characteristics, performance and convenience attributes.
12 How does income influence consumer preferences for AFVs according to CV Studies? According to CV Studies, WTP for AFVs is positively influenced by socio-economic factors such as income.
13 Why might households purchase an AFV rather than a conventional vehicle? Households may purchase anAFV in order to gain access to a variety of denotations and associated connotations behind it which symbolise “environmental preservation” or other qualities like “ethics”, “intelligence” etc.
14 What kind of incentives could be used in order encourage people towards adopting Afvs ? Governmental incentives & regulations , diversified information campaigns provided according target audience , pricing measures i.e., differentiation of taxation based on fuel consumption or CO2 emissions, subsidies , supply sided measures i .e recharging &refuelling network & large scale demonstrations can all be used in order encourage people towards adopting Afvs .
15 Does knowledge plays any role regarding awareness about Adfs ? Yes , limited knowledge levels currently prevent build upawareness about Adfs hence this become key factor for their adoption .
16 What is the attitude-action gap in regards to environmental attitudes? The attitude-action gap refers to a phenomenon where people have positive environmental attitudes but do not take ecological behavior, even when it comes to car purchases.
17 In what ways might market penetration influence consumer preferences for certain types of car technology? The degree of market penetration for certain types technologies may also influence consumer preferences; equal monetary cost offerings being favoured over those that require technical infrastructure investment or unfamiliar characteristics such as quieter rides etc..
18 How could information campaigns increase adoption rates for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs)? Information campaigns should focus on describing the opportunities offered by AFV use: their performance potential and cost savings when compared to conventionally fueled vehicles while also diversifying messaging according to target audience needs/interests
19 What kind of impact does experiencing an AFV have on people's overall impressions? Experiencing an AFV can have a short-term effect whereby it improves one's overall impression of the vehicle, especially in terms of its environmental benefits. Once experience with the vehicle is gained though, other features such as range become much more important than just its eco credentials.
20 What factors serve to determine people's attitudes in regards to AFVs? People's attitudes toward AFVs are determined by a number of factors including environmental considerations, perceived costs and benefits of various alternatives, as well as knowledge levels and awareness about AFVs.