Deducing an Automobile Design for an Electric Vehicle (EV); Perspective of a Technological Acceptance Model (TAM)

Electric vehicles (EVs) have being around since 1834. However, they have not been put into commercial use as against combustion engines. That notwithstanding, there are tremendous positive roles awaiting them in the future given the current trend of advancing electrical systems across the world. This research looks at the integration of the EV in the Ghanaian market from textual analysis and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) point of view to aid in an EV design. From the information systems theory models, users come to accept and use a technology by considering; Perceived usefulness (PU) and Perceived ease-of-use (PEOU). In this study, it was observed that about 76% of the respondents said they were willing to use an EV if they are available in the Ghanaian market whilst 24% said they will not use an EV. There was also textual analysis of the existing EV in order to develop a proposed EV which will avoid the major challenges associated with the old system.

  • Mamudu Hamidu Kumasi Technical University

Abstract

Electric vehicles (EVs) have being around since 1834. However, they have not been put into commercial use as against combustion engines. That notwithstanding, there are tremendous  positive roles awaiting them in the future given the current trend of advancing electrical systems across the world. This research looks at the integration of the EV in the Ghanaian market from textual analysis and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) point of view to aid in an EV design. From the information systems theory models, users come to accept and use a technology by considering; Perceived usefulness (PU) and Perceived ease-of-use (PEOU). In this study, it was observed that about 76% of the respondents said they were willing to use an EV if they are available in the Ghanaian market whilst 24% said they will not use an EV. There was also textual analysis of the existing EV in order to develop a proposed EV which will avoid the major  challenges associated with the old system.

Published
Mar 17, 2017
How to Cite
HAMIDU, Mamudu. Deducing an Automobile Design for an Electric Vehicle (EV); Perspective of a Technological Acceptance Model (TAM). International Conference on Applied Science and Technology Conference Proceedings, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 11 - 24, mar. 2017. ISSN 2467-902X. Available at: <https://conference.kstu.edu.gh/index.php/proceedings/article/view/3>. Date accessed: 22 aug. 2019.