A choice experiment on preferences for electric and hybrid cars in Istanbul

Eren Inci*, Zeren Tatar Taspinar, Burc Ulengin

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Abstract

We analyze households’ preferences for electric and hybrid cars in Istanbul. We apply an adaptive choice-based conjoint approach that adjusts the survey in real time according to respondents’ initial responses. We find a low potential for electric cars but a significant latent demand for hybrid cars. Among the three urban policies considered, it is more effective to subsidize parking of electric cars and bridge and tunnel crossing fees of hybrid cars. Respondents’ valuations of these policies are about $2,070 in the life cycle of a car. We estimate that respondents are willing to pay $3.4, $14.8, and $20.7 to increase the driving range by 1 km for hybrid, conventional, and electric cars, respectively. They are willing to pay about $258 to decrease the recharge time of an electric car by 1 min or to make recharge stations more common so that their detour time to reach stations decreases by 1 min.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103295
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Bibliographical note

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Funding

We would like to thank Jason Cao (the editor), Dimitris Potoglou‬ (the associate editor), two anonymous referees, session participants at the 2019 ITEA Conference at the Paris School of Economics, and the delegates at the 14th Meeting of the OECD Working Party on Integrating Environmental and Economic Policies. This work was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey [TUBITAK Grant 116K663] as part of the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) of the JPI Urban Europe. All remaining errors are our responsibility.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ We would like to thank Jason Cao (the editor), Dimitris Potoglou‬ (the associate editor), two anonymous referees, session participants at the 2019 ITEA Conference at the Paris School of Economics, and the delegates at the 14th Meeting of the OECD Working Party on Integrating Environmental and Economic Policies. This work was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey [TUBITAK Grant 116K663] as part of the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) of the JPI Urban Europe. All remaining errors are our responsibility.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

FundersFunder number
Dimitris Potoglou
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu116K663

    Keywords

    • Electric vehicles
    • Hybrid vehicles
    • Parking
    • Road pricing
    • Urban policy incentives

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