According to a survey conducted by electric carmaker Polestar, the majority of Kiwis do not support a proposed ban on new petrol and diesel powered vehicles within the next ten years.
The push to get people into EVs has never been stronger as it currently is now but, it seems people still see the need for internal combustion engine powered vehicles going forward.
Polestar conducted the study which provided this insight, with the brand seeing the result as a positive.
Of the 18,000 participants surveyed across the globe, it focuses on the 34 per cent of consumers in favour of the ban rather than the majority saying otherwise. Polestar says that number could rise to 47 per cent in a 2035 scenario.
The brand surveyed 19 markets including North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, showing that New Zealand only had 28 per cent of consumers in favour of the ban.
Among the top countries included South Korea at 48 per cent, the United Kingdom at 44 per cent, and Singapore at 42 per cent.
Based on these results, Polestar is calling for more action to be taken by governments regarding the ban of ICEs for the sake of the climate.
Currently, the New Zealand Government is proposing to ban the sale of new ICEs by 2040 if not sooner.
With around one per cent of cars across the globe being electric, there is still ground for EVs to cover.