The Swedish premium performance electric vehicle brand has published research showing that consumers are particularly interested in switching to clean energy vehicles. Polestar’s global survey was joined by 18,000 people from 19 markets in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Three quarters of those surveyed believe that the entire world should switch to electric vehicles to protect the climate and environment for future generations.
Of the countries surveyed, South Korea was the highest with 48% of volunteers seeking to ban combustion engine vehicles by 2030 or earlier, closely followed by the UK (44%) and Singapore (42%). Many European countries are followed by Germany at 37%, while China is at 35%. Other prominent figures include Australia (34%), the US (33%), New Zealand (28%), Norway (27%) and Finland (20%).
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said: “With just 1.5% of vehicles on electric roads today, it’s clear that the EV sector hasn’t really exploded yet. We need drastic governments. more about the development of electric vehicles, both in terms of facilities and helping to solve the problem of electricity prices, so that buyers can use electric vehicles with confidence. But more importantly, automakers need to act proactively now and not wait for policy changes.”
In June 2022, the European Environment Council (part of the European Union) agreed that by 2035 new cars entering the European market should be zero-emission vehicles. Countries such as Thailand, Japan, the UK and Canada have announced that combustion engine vehicles will be banned by 2035. Manufacturers Audi and Volkswagen have said they will phase out petrol and diesel vehicles. in 2035, while Subaru and Mazda announced that their vehicles would be electrified that same year.
according to Paulta