Adoption of electric vehicles by transport companies remains limited although major European cities should reach CO2-free city logistics by 2030. This paper explores therefore the vehicle choice behaviour of transport companies through a conjoint-based choice analysis.

The results showed that the benefits of battery electric vehicles are less valued than their disadvantages. However, a majority of respondents agrees that authorities should encourage the use of battery electric vehicles. Based on the preferences of transporters, we conclude that the most important measures are to develop a larger charging infrastructure and implement financial incentives through subsidies or tax exemption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-258
Number of pages14
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2016

    Research areas

  • City logistics, Battery electric vehicle, Conjoint-based choice

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