Electric Car Extensions of Car Brands: Impact on Brand Personality, Extension Evaluation and Parent Brand Feedback
Different major car manufacturers, such as Nissan (Leaf) and Opel (Ampera) have developed fully electric car alternatives that are already for sale. When an established car brand launches an electric variant, it is extending its product line. A brand is a psychological carrier of meaning (e.g. Aaker, 2004; Esch, 2004; Keller, 2008). Car brands carry a symbolic meaning and brand personality is an important component of this meaning (Midgley, 1983).
KeywordsBrand Equity Brand Image Brand Personality Parent Brand Brand Extension
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