Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Geography

Title

Hong Kong people's attitudes towards electric cars

Language

English

Abstract

The paper presents the results of a survey carried out in Hong Kong to gauge people's attitudes towards electric cars and the reason for the small number of electric cars on the roads. The survey, carried out among 200 people in November 2012, shows that people, in general, recognise the positive environmental, economic and social benefits that electric cars bring to Hong Kong, but prefer not to purchase electric cars because of their high costs. On the other hand, the technical limitations of electric cars (such as the short distance that electric cars can be driven before needing to be recharged) are not considered a major problem. The paper concludes that electric cars can successfully be introduced in Hong Kong if the government is more actively engaged through price incentives, and together with private operators provide additional support, including free parking and additional recharging stations. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Keywords

Consumer attitudes, Electric cars, Hong Kong

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Volume

5

Issue

1

Start Page

15

End Page

27

Publisher

Inderscience

DOI

10.1504/IJEHV.2013.053465

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEHV.2013.053465

ISSN (print)

17514088

ISSN (electronic)

17514096

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