DNV GL has surveyed automotive manufactures, power suppliers, charge point operators and investors for their view on how the EV landscape will change between today and 2025.
Just 30% of people working in the automotive industry thought that the UK government was doing enough to encourage the widespread uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).
However, despite this warning, 69% of the respondents still thought that the governments Road to Zero strategy, which aims for at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030, is still achievable.
The strategy introduced in 2018 also includes steps to enable mass roll-out of infrastructure to support the electric vehicle revolution, in a move said to be the biggest technology advancement to hit UK roads since the invention of the combustion engine.
When asked whether they would consider buying an electric vehicle, 48% of the respondents said ‘yes’ but a further 42% said ‘not now’.
Last year a survey by Transport Research Laboratory, found that just one in four people in the UK would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years.
Commenting on the findings, Jeremy Parkes, Global business lead for EVs at DNV GL, said: “According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook, a forecast of the energy landscape to 2050, globally 50 million electrical vehicles will be needed per year by 2030 to help meet climate targets and curb global warming. Whether this is achievable is intrinsically linked to governmental policies to alleviate consumer concerns and encourage the widespread adoption of EVs.”