The Impact of Environmental Concern on Consumers' Attitude and Intention Toward Electric Vehicles: The Role of Demographics

Tunçel N., Buğday E. B.

in: Disruptive Technologies and Eco-Innovation for Sustainable Development, Ulaş Akküçük, Editor, IGI GLOBAL, Pennsylvania, pp.268-283, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: IGI GLOBAL
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-283
  • Editors: Ulaş Akküçük, Editor
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This research aims to analyze the impact of environmental concerns on Turkish consumers' attitudes toward and intention to purchase EVs. It is also aimed to investigate the role of demographical characteristics—gender, age, income, and education—on those impacts. Given the purpose, a descriptive study was conducted through an online survey with a sample of 334 consumers. The research findings indicate that environmental concern plays a significantly influential role in the attitude toward and intention to purchase EVs. The study also confirms that environmental concern impacts on the attitude and intention toward EVs differs in terms of gender, age, and income. Only women show a positive influence of environmental concern on the attitude toward EVs. There is no difference in the direct or indirect link between EV purchase intention and environmental concern for age groups. Environmental concern's indirect influence on the intention to buy EVs is the highest and significantly different for the consumers with 7500-9999 TL income.