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Malaysian perception and attitude towards electric vehicle

Rafia, Afroz and Rahman, Mohammed Ataur (2013) Malaysian perception and attitude towards electric vehicle. In: IIUM Enginnering Congress 2013, 2-4 July 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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It is noticeable that environmental problems are now becoming global issue. Automotive industries are one of the major contributors to environmental problems. Harmful gases released and waste of automobile polluted the quality of air and damaging the environment. Because of excessive consumption of fossil fuels leads to greenhouse gases emission and causing various environmental problems. Since Malaysia’s automotive production increasing rapidly compared to other Asian countries. Therefore, there is a pressing need to examine Malaysian vehicle users’ level of intention, major factors to influence to buy and barriers for green technology. Hence, the aim of this research paper is to investigate vehicle users’ level of intention, major influencing factors and obstacles to purchase green car in Malaysia. The findings of this study indicate that there is a significant relationship between age group, education and attitudes towards EVs. It also revealed that the significant relationship between purchase intention and demographic variables such as age group, education and gender. Therefore, the results from this study can be used to provide important insights for policy-makers in developing programs or projects to increase consumers’ awareness, removing obstacles and focus on major influential factors for having environment friendly automotive industries in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5264/30706
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Md Ataur Rahman
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2014 10:22
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 07:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30706

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