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The Determinants of Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Adoption: Insights from State Registration Data

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dc.contributor.author Diamond, David
dc.contributor.author Auerswald, Philip
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-15T18:08:14Z
dc.date.available 2006-12-15T18:08:14Z
dc.date.issued 2006-12-15T18:08:14Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/1864
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the effect of tax incentives, gasoline prices and other socio-economic factors on the demand for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) in different U.S. states. As hybrid sales increase, it is important for policymakers to understand how these factors influence demand in order to judge the effectiveness of competing HEV incentive policies. The paper develops a demand model for per-state market-share, and uses cross-sectional time-series data on new Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) registrations in different U.S. states in 2003 and 2004 to evaluate the significance of difference factors. In 2003, a number of predictors were significant, suggesting different policy alternatives for promoting adoption. In 2004, when demand for the Toyota Prius exceeded supply, HEV registrations were explained almost entirely by dealer location.
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries GMU School of Public Policy Student Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 0607 001 en
dc.subject hybrid en_US
dc.subject HEV en_US
dc.subject tax incentives en_US
dc.subject Hybrid Electric Vehicles en_US
dc.subject Auerswald en_US
dc.subject gasoline en_US
dc.subject Toyota Prius en_US
dc.subject motor vehicles en_US
dc.subject cars en_US
dc.subject automobiles en_US
dc.subject David Diamond en_US
dc.subject technology diffusion en_US
dc.subject technology adoption en_US
dc.title The Determinants of Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Adoption: Insights from State Registration Data en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Working Paper en


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