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Author(s): Indumathi R.


DOI: 10.5958/2321-5763.2020.00078.5   

Address: Indumathi R.*
Assistant Professor, Center for Management Studies, Presidency College, Hebbal, Kempapura, Bangalore 560024.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2020

Electric vehicles are potential solution to increase in crude oil consumption leading to pollution and towards sustainable mobility. In India the journey towards Electric mobility was started by Reva Electric Car Company and is been continued by Mahindra. The three essential components to be considered in influencing the adoption of EV are the technology, user and the task. For a radically disruptive innovative product like Electric cars, technical factors influence adoption process. Non-technical factors like Brand and Diversity, Warranty, Policy and Environmental concern are found to be significant in the studies. This article has comprehensively reviewed the various technical and non-technical factors influencing adoption.

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Indumathi R. A Review of Technical and Non-technical Factors towards Preference of Electric Vehicles. Asian Journal of Management. 2020;11(4):529-534. doi: 10.5958/2321-5763.2020.00078.5

Indumathi R. A Review of Technical and Non-technical Factors towards Preference of Electric Vehicles. Asian Journal of Management. 2020;11(4):529-534. doi: 10.5958/2321-5763.2020.00078.5   Available on:

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