Electric cars are getting bigger and heavier. In 2019, 30% of the electric vehicle (EV) models available worldwide were sports utility vehicles (SUVs).
Fast forward to 2022 and that figure stood at 40%—equivalent to the share of small and medium car options combined. Other large models accounted for more than 15%.
There’s an issue with this. Larger and heavier EVs require bigger batteries to power them. In fact, the battery of an SUV can be double the size of that in a smaller vehicle.