Acceptance of electric vehicles by commercial users in the electric mobility pilot regions in Germany
Electric vehicles (EVs) charged with electricity generated by renewable sources have the potential to make the transport system more sustainable. Due to their high share of new car sales commercial fleets are playing a crucial role for the diffusion of new technologies in the transport sector. Also there are further peculiarities of commercial vehicles (e.g. more stable daily routes, central overnight parking for recharging) which make commercial fleets likely early adopters of EVs. Nevertheless, most studies which issue user acceptance address private users of passenger cars. Our paper aims at contributing to close this gap of knowledge by (1) conducting a comparative analysis of commercial and private users of EVs and (2) comparing commercial users with a high acceptance of EVs to commercial users who have a lower acceptance of EVs.