According to a sizeable global survey, approximately 40 per cent of motorists say they could purchase an electric vehicle in the next five years.
The survey, conducted by Dalia Research, quizzed 43,000 people in 52 different countries about their thoughts on electric vehicles and the likelihood of them purchasing one in the near future.
The survey discovered that in the U.S. and Canada, 31 per cent of residents are likely or very likely to swap out their diesel or petrol-powered vehicles for an electric alternative in the next five years.
In Mexico, this figure rose to 39 per cent while Thailand led the way with a staggering 66 per cent of respondents saying they may soon switch to electric mobility. Chinese residents are also particularly keen to jump onboard the EV train with 58 per cent responding positively to the proposition of getting an EV.
Other notable takeaways from the survey include 16 per cent of people in Japan considering the swap, 45 per cent of Saudi Arabians potentially moving away from the country’s largest export (oil) and 22 per cent of Germans considering the switch to an EV.