Diffusion Dynamics of Electric Cars and Adaptive Policy: Towards an Empirical Based Simulation

  • Wander Jager
  • Marco Janssen
  • Marija Bockarjova
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 229)


In this paper we apply the updated consumat approach to the case of diffusion of electric cars. We will discuss how data from a large sample can be used to parameterize a number of main behavioural drivers, and how these relate to behavioural processes. At this stage we explain how the data fit in the framework, and whereas a model is currently under development, first simulation results are to be available first during the ESSA conference.


diffusion electric cars agent based modeling human behavior decision making needs consumat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wander Jager
    • 1
  • Marco Janssen
    • 2
  • Marija Bockarjova
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Groningen Center for Social Complexity Studies & MarketingUniversity of GroningenGroningenNetherlands
  2. 2.School of Human Evolution and Social Change & Center, for the Study of Institutional DiversityArizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Spatial EconomicsFree University of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  4. 4.Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Social PsychologyUniversity of GroningenGroningenNetherlands

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