THE DETERMINANTS ENCOURAGING E CAR PURCHASE TO COMBAT AIR POLLUTION USING GROUNDED THEORY – THE DELHI PERSPECTIVE
Pollution has become a major problem in Delhi and it has been declared one of the most polluted cities of the world by WHO. One of the primary causes of the pollution in the city is transportation. Transport sector constitutes 41 % of pollution in Delhi. (Source: SAFAR) It is primarily due to increased number of ICE vehicles though other causes of pollution are also exist. Due to burning of fossil fuel in ICE vehicles gases like CO, CO2 and SO2 are released in the environment which are very harmful for the health. Chemical pollution is one the main reason of various illness like cardio, lungs, brain & cancer. Pollution level is much above the standard in the city even after using CNG vehicles. Thus, to control the pollution level there is a huge need of zero emission vehicles.