Driving law changes: Motorists support petrol and diesel car ban by 2030 or earlier

The new study also finds that three-quarters of those surveyed believe society needs to consume differently to preserve the climate and the environment for future generations.

The global study involved 18,000 participants in 19 markets across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

The UK Government is still planning on going forward with its ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.

Second-hand cars will be unaffected by the ban, with petrol and diesel cars still being able to change hands on the used market after the cut-off date in 2030.

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Mr Ingenlath also argued that a global ban on ICE vehicles needs to come sooner than 2035.

He added: “With just 1.5 percent of the vehicles on the road being electric today, it is clear we are living in an EV bubble, not an EV boom.

“This decade is the most critical we have ever faced when it comes to not overshooting the Paris Agreement.

“We need Governments to lead the charge with robust policies, both on infrastructure and addressing electricity prices so that drivers can confidently go electric, but more importantly, car makers must act now and not wait for policy changes.”

The Swedish electric performance car brand has been at the forefront of decarbonising vehicles.

The Polestar 0 project is the manufacturer’s bid to make a truly climate-neutral car by 2030, with the company calling it a “moonshot goal”.

It aims to remove all greenhouse gas emissions from the supply chain and end life, something which has been dubbed an “unprecedented challenge”.

It is said to involve innovative design, circular batteries, recycled materials as well as renewable energy throughout the supply chain.

Transport is currently the largest emitting sector of the UK economy, responsible for 27 percent of total UK greenhouse gas emissions.

It has been estimated that cars make up more than half of that percentage.

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