Impact of service station networks on purchase decisions of alternative-fuel vehicles

  title={Impact of service station networks on purchase decisions of alternative-fuel vehicles},
  author={Georg B{\"u}hler and Claudia Hermeling},
In this paper, we study the impact of fuel availability on demand for alternative-fuel vehicles, using data from a survey of some 600 potential car buyers in Germany. The survey was conducted as a computer-assisted personal interview and included a choice experiment involving cars with various fuel types. Applying a standard logit model, we show that fuel availability influences choices positively, but its marginal utility diminishes with supply. Furthermore, we derive consumers’ marginal… CONTINUE READING
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