EVs Are Heavier. Here Is Why:


But it’s hardly ideal that so many of them are obese. General Motors Co.’s electric Hummer can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3 seconds but weighs more than 9,000 lbs (4,100 kg). Rivian’s R1T pickup is close to 7,000 lbs, while Ford Motor Co.’s F150 Lightning tips the scales at about 6,500 lbs, or around 35% more than its combustion-engine equivalent. 2 Among European offerings the Mercedes Benz’s EQC, Audi E-tron and BMW iX each weigh well over 5,000 lbs.