Regional Characteristics and the distribution of car engine sizes: a case study of Ireland

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Title: Regional Characteristics and the distribution of car engine sizes: a case study of Ireland
Authors: Fu, Miao
Ahern, Aoife
Kelly, J. Andrew
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Date: Oct-2011
Abstract: This paper examines whether regional characteristics can have a significant impact on the engine sizes of the car fleet in Ireland. Disposable income is found to be the dominant factor in determining the purchase probabilities of car engine size, but in addition a combination of high population density and the availability of rail transport can reduce the demand for medium and large engine sized vehicles, as well as for new cars generally. Bus services, however, only serve as a substitute for small engine cars.
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Transportation Research Part D : Transport and Environment
Volume: 16
Issue: 7
Start page: 509
End page: 514
Copyright (published version): 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Car engine sizesEmissionsRegional characteristics and car purchases
Subject LCSH: Automobiles--Sizes--Ireland
Automobiles--Statistics--Regional disparities
Automobiles--Sizes--Regional disparities
Choice of transportation--Ireland
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2011.05.004
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed 2011-08-29T10:27:26Z
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
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