Exploring Consumer Interest in Shared, Automated, and Electric Mobility.

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136192092200181X

This open-access study identifies seven potential constructs of "automobility engagement" that might help explain consumer interest in shared, automated, and electric mobility, based on a survey of 3,658 Canadians. It also calls for caution when estimating the impact of shared, automated, and electric mobility on climate mitigation.


The authors conducted a survey using a representative sample of 3,658 Canadian respondents. They found seven potential constructs of "automobility engagement."

  • Perceived Car Dependence (a subjective measure of car dependence)
  • Car Identity (self-identity and status expression through car ownership)
  • Driving Aversion (where positive emotions about driving lead to an aversion to trying other means of transportation)
  • Societal Concern
  • Non-Car Travel Norms (e.g. active travel, transit use, and car use reduction behaviors)
  • House Ownership Preference
  • Accessibility Preference
Topics: Environment:, Sustainable transportation
Resource Type: consumer research
Publisher: Science Direct - Elsevier
Date Last Updated: 2023-03-14 13:56:26

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