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Engineering, Saudi Arabia

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Engineering, Saudi Arabia
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Alzahrani K.,Albaha University Albaha
Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management | Year: 2017

Many countries instituted policies to promote Hybrid Electric Vehicles' (HEV) adoption. Yet, many of these countries still did not achieve what policy makers wanted to achieve. It is not an easy task for HEV to challenge the dominant Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles even for consumers in countries with high fuel prices such as UK and USA. Oil abundant countries have its reasons too to promote HEV, but how can such countries succeed in doing so with low fuel prices? For example, Saudi Arabia subsidize vehicle's fuel generously. At the same time, the country recently proposed a Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard (CAFé) as part of an ambitious national plan to reduce fuel's consumption. Almost all vehicle owners in Saudi Arabia drive Gasoline ICE vehicles. This research effort meant to assess the behavior change of choosing to adopt HEV over ICE in Saudi Arabia. This research objective has been achieved by applying the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) through analyzing more than 800 questionnaire responses to identify factors that might facilitate the behavior change from adopting ICE to HEV. The results indicate that attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control are all significant in explaining the intention to adopt HEV. Moreover, subjective norm is found to have more than twice the effect of attitude and perceived behavioral control on adopting HEV. © IEOM Society International.

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