Timo Eccarius

Timo Eccarius
Tunghai University · Sustainability Science and Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
My current research interest is in travel behaviour change. Specifically, the adoption of shared electric mobility with a focus on powered two-wheelers (like e-scooters, e-mopeds or e-bikes). Heterogeneity in relation to age and gender have caught my attention. I'm fond of mixed method designs and use qualitative content analysis, statistical regression techniques and structural equation modelling. With respect to the above I'm collecting and analysing data of different countries.

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Publications (14)
Article
The study deals with the fleet allocation problem in public electric vehicle (EV) systems with consideration of demand uncertainty. The problem aims to determine the optimal number of EVs deployed at each station and the objective is to minimize the total system cost. We propose a genetic algorithm (GA) with an event-based simulator to solve this p...
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Despite the growing market share of electric scooter-style motorcycles (e-scooters), only limited insight into the role of environmental concern with respect to their adoption is available. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological and contextual factors that associate with a switch from fossil fuel scooters to e-scooters. To m...
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Electric velomobility (e-velomobility) encompasses human movement using electricassisted bicycles (pedelecs, or e-bikes), and the associated practices, systems and technologies. This emerging active mode of transport is becoming popular in many developed countries. E-velomobility can promote sustainability with many transport, health, and economic...
Conference Paper
This research identifies motorcyclists, who are more likely to act on their stated intention to switch from a fossil-fuel scooter to an electric one. In Taiwan, despite strong government support, consumer adoption was slow for many years despite early studies indicating consumer willingness for the switch. Initial adoption barriers were overcome si...
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Micro-mobility may alleviate a number of challenges facing big cities today, and offer a pathway toward more sustainable urban transportation. To make sure that micro-mobility fulfils its promise of improving environmental sustainability of the transportation system, it is important to understand under what circumstances people adopt them. Policy m...
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Bike-sharing systems are gaining in popularity with a focus on sustainability in transportation. This study extends the concept of green product marketing to green transportation marketing. This study uses four-phase loyalty theory as a framework to examine the users' green loyalty toward shared bicycles. The relationships among four concepts – gre...
Article
Micro-mobility may alleviate a number of challenges facing big cities today, and offer a pathway toward more sustainable urban transportation. This research investigates what factors influence university students’ intention to use an electric scooter sharing service. A theoretical framework adapting the theory of planned behaviour was used. Survey...
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In many countries, urbanization has seen a rapid increase in demand for mobility in cities. Much of this demand is met by private vehicles, of which conventionally powered two-wheelers significantly contribute to air pollution. The consumer adoption of alternative fuel powered two-wheelers has not been the subject of as much study as passenger cars...
Conference Paper
Electric two-wheelers are often neglected in the discussions targeting sustainable urban transportation. They may however alleviate a number of challenges facing big cities today. This research investigates how values/beliefs and motives among university students influence their intention to use an electric scooter sharing service. A theoretical fr...
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Shared parking is an important part of parking in urban areas; however, the success of these schemes largely depends on the factors affecting the intention to use them. In this study, we used the Combined Technology Acceptance Model and the Theory of Planned Behavior (C-TAM-TPB) as a theoretical framework to investigate the intention to use shared...
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In recent years, sharing-schemes for electric scooters have been established globally, also in Taiwan. However, hardly any studies have furthered the understanding of electric scooter sharing adoption among consumers. This study explores the reasons among potential users for and against using electric scooter sharing, their usage intentions, potent...
Conference Paper
Much of the increasing demand for mobility in cities is met by private vehicles. Powered two-wheelers make up for a large part of this and significantly contribute to air pollution. Despite the vast and fast-growing number of motorcycles, especially in Asia, mitigation efforts have not been the subject of as much study as passenger cars. In recent...
Conference Paper
In the aftermath of natural disasters, quick search-and-rescue operations and efficient distribution of relief efforts and goods to affected areas is a top priority. However, it can be challenging to continuously process information of differing reliability. That means to estimate and predict the kind and extent of demand for relief efforts. This p...

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