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Refueling and the Vehicle Purchase Decision: The Diesel Car Case

UCD-ITS-RP-87-01

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Sperling, Daniel and Kenneth S. Kurani (1987) Refueling and the Vehicle Purchase Decision: The Diesel Car Case. Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series (870644)

A survey of diesel car and light truck owners was conducted in California to determine the importance of limited fuel availability in a household's vehicle purchase decision. Behavioral, attitudinal, and perceptual differences toward limited fuel availability are reported. In particular, the importance of fuel availability is examined as a function of the number of diesel fuel stations. Results are generalized to other non-gasoline vehicles.