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Data for project: Discontinuance among California’s electric vehicle buyers: Why are some consumers abandoning their electric vehicles?

Citation

Hardman, Scott (2021), Data for project: Discontinuance among California’s electric vehicle buyers: Why are some consumers abandoning their electric vehicles?, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.25338/B8WS6R

Abstract

For the market introduction of electric vehicles to be successful first-time adopters need to make continual purchases of the vehicles. Discontinuance, the act of abandoning a new technology after once being an adopter, has implications for market growth and could prevent electric vehicles ever reaching 100% market share. In December 2019 we resurveyed PEV owning housholds who we have prfeviously surveyed in 4 seperate cohort surveys. The data is from 5 survyes. The 5 questionnaire surveys conducted between 2015 and 2019 include 4 cohort surveys and a final panel survey where respondents are recruited form one of the first 4 surveys. The initial questionnaire surveys were conducted in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. These surveys recruited households in California who purchased a PEV between 2012 and 2018. The California Air Resources Board helped in recruitment by sending survey invites to households who applied for a California Clean Vehicle Rebate. The final fifth survey was conducted in December 2019.

Methods

Data collection was via email addressed, the survey was online using lime survey platform. For more inforomation contact shardman@ucdavis.edu. Or see publication: project report link pending.

Usage Notes

Only three demographic varibles are included as per regulations on indirect identifiers and human subject research 

Funding

U.S. Department of Transportation, Award: 69A3551747114