Publikation

Drivers of Alternative Fuels Acceptance: The Example of Liquefied Natural Gas

Outline:

S. Pfoser, O. Schauer, Y. Costa - Drivers of Alternative Fuels Acceptance: The Example of Liquefied Natural Gas - Journal of Environmental Science, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016

Abstract:

The Technology Acceptance Model is widely used to assess why persons apply a technology or refuse to apply it. It has already been adopted for various research fields, including alternative fuel technologies. Since Liquefied Natural Gas is a very promising technology to reduce emissions in the transport sector, the aim of the present paper is to extend TAM in order to design a model describing the influencing factors of the behavioral intention to use LNG. The independent variables defined in the model take into consideration the characteristic properties of LNG, e.g. safety issues due to its cold temperature. The resulting research framework helps to anticipate and evaluate actual technology use of LNG.