Barreiras e motivações à compra de um veículo elétrico

  • Liliana Patrícia da Costa Neves (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Global warming is one of the topics covered nowadays. Human activities contribute significantly to this phenomenon, which has led governments to rethink a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. To this end, the Paris Agreement was created with the objective of combating climate change. The countries agreed to have 13 million electric vehicles in circulation by 2020. This expansion will be facilitated by effective government policies. To this end, this dissertation aims to study what are the barriers and motivations to purchase intention of electric vehicles. For this, the variables evaluated were: knowledge, vehicle price, range anxiety, infrastructure, charging time, environmental concerns and government incentives. In order to study these variables, an online survey was carried out in which 213 results were obtained, in which 94 had already driven an electric vehicle. The results showed that knowledge, infrastructure, charging time and environmental benefits contribute significantly to the purchase intention of electric vehicles. However, only 11% of respondents "agree" or "fully agree" to purchase an electric vehicle in a future purchase.
Date of Award7 Jul 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJorge Julião (Supervisor) & Marcelo Gaspar (Co-Supervisor)


  • Electrical vehicles
  • Barriers
  • Motivation


  • Mestrado em Economia Empresarial

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