A Dynamic Model of Electric Vehicle Adoption: The Role of Social Commerce in New Transportation
Management and International Business
This research explores the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) as a substitute for internal combustion engine vehicles (ICVs) and examines its emergence as a mobile intelligent terminal of social commerce. We present a system dynamics (SD) model incorporating fuzzy logic to simulate the adoption process. The results suggest that consumers’ vague perceptions and the dispersion of pilot EV projects have caused EV adoption to be delayed; nevertheless, the introduction of social commerce to EVs can help relieve this problem and promote EV adoption. However, the timing of introducing social commerce is critical for enhancing its positive effect on EV adoption.
Information & Management
Collins, B. J.
(2019). A Dynamic Model of Electric Vehicle Adoption: The Role of Social Commerce in New Transportation. Information & Management, 56(2), 196-212.
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