A Study on the Impact of Perceived Benefits on Customer Preference for Electric Vehicles

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  • Professor, Post Graduate Department of Business Administration, Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar, Moodbidri, Dakshina Kannada, India ,IN
  • Research Scholar, Department of Post Graduate Studies in Commerce, Davangere University, Tholahunase – 577002, Karnataka ,IN




Customer Perception, EV Infrastructure, Perceived Benefits, Renewable Energy


Indian roads are currently dominated by petrol and diesel cars and bikes with only one percent of the vehicles in India being Electric Vehicles (EVs). India is not self-sufficient and it imports crude oil from other countries, which is a huge burden on the country's balance of payments. India is making efforts to adapt to the EV trend and various automobile manufacturers are taking advantage of the situation by producing and marketing EV vehicles. However, the Indian customer’s mindset is not favourable for the promotion of EV’s. Hence, an attempt has been made to identify the various aspects that influence or prevent consumers from switching from carbon-fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles. The primary data collected through a well-structured questionnaire has been analysed using Percentage Analysis and Chi- Square analysis. The study found that awareness level is not a significant factor, although awareness was considered a major factor in consumers’ preference for buying electric vehicles in earlier literature. Statistically significant results indicate that changes in ‘fuel price’, ‘environmental consciousness’ and ‘same price as petrol/diesel’ significantly influence consumers’ buying preferences for an electric vehicle.


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Nirmala J, C., & Dsouza, J. (2023). A Study on the Impact of Perceived Benefits on Customer Preference for Electric Vehicles. SDMIMD Journal of Management, 14(Special Issue), 15–26. https://doi.org/10.18311/sdmimd/2023/33279






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