Ethanol or gasoline?: Consumer choice in face of different fuel pricing systems in Brazil and Sweden
2010 (English)In: Biofuels, ISSN 1759-7269, Vol. 1, no 5, 685-695 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the context of high biofuel blends and flex-fuel fleets, consumers are faced with variations in the attractiveness of high-ethanol blends (E85 and E100), which depend, among other factors, on the different price mechanisms applied to gasoline. This research article examines scenarios in which different levels of oscillation in oil prices are transmitted to final gasoline markets in Brazil, influencing the attractiveness of ethanol to consumers. Our analysis suggests that the consumer might prefer more constant price advantages (e.g., in Brazil), while reacting negatively to very volatile markets (e.g., in Sweden). Since consumers apparently use more biofuels in a context of less price volatility, price stability might be an important aspect for policy makers to consider when designing policies to promote biofuel markets.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Future Science , 2010. Vol. 1, no 5, 685-695 p.
Flex-fuel, gasoline pricing systems, ethanol, gasoline, fuel economy, Brazil, Sweden.
Research subject SRA - Energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-48309DOI: 10.4155/BFS.10.49ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80054848161OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-48309DiVA: diva2:457306
QC 201111242012-02-162011-11-172015-04-01Bibliographically approved