What make consumer sign up to PHEVs? Predicting Malaysian consumer behavior in adoption of PHEVs

Adnan, N. and Md Nordin, S. and Hadi Amini, M. and Langove, N. (2018) What make consumer sign up to PHEVs? Predicting Malaysian consumer behavior in adoption of PHEVs. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 113 . pp. 259-278.

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Malaysia is amongst the major energy intense countries and is under an excessive burden to advance its energy efficiency and to also work towards the reduction of its carbon emission. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have the potential to lessen the carbon emission and gasoline consumption in order to alleviate environmental problems. Consequently, attempts are being initiated to popularise the use of PHEVs as the main mode of transportation. The diffusion of PHEV adoption is a positive initiative. A sample of 403 respondents has been collected from Malaysia in order to forecast the customer's intention to adopt PHEVs by using the extended theory of planned behaviour. The empirical outcome using the PLS investigation exposed that all four constructs, subjective norm, personal moral norm, perceived behavioural control, and attitude ominously shows an indirect effect which has inclined towards the Malaysian consumers� intention to adopt PHEVs. All these four major constructs were significantly predetermined by their respective environmental concern. Whereas, hyperbolic discounting moderated the relationship between intention and adoption. The fostering result verifies that the relevance of the extended TPB had a good explanatory power in the line of predicting the Malaysian consumers� intention to adopt PHEVs. For future study, grounded by the observed outcome, authors explain the implication aimed at promoting the PHEV adoption. © 2018

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbon; Consumer behavior; Energy efficiency; Forecasting, Adoption; Empirical studies; Environmental concerns; Hyperbolic discounting; PHEV, Plug-in hybrid vehicles, consumption behavior; electric vehicle; emission control; empirical analysis; energy efficiency; fuel consumption; transportation mode, Malaysia
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Deposited By: Ahmad Suhairi
Deposited On:26 Feb 2019 02:26
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