Automotive News Europe, citing sales figures from JATA Dynamics, has confirmed Europeans are clearly shifting towards a preference for SUVs, at least all-electric ones. A total of 7,335 ID.4s were sold there in April. The ID.3? A still respectable 5,735 units. This begs the question: if the ID.4 didn’t exist, would all of its buyers get an ID.3 instead? Unlikely.
“Until now, most of the growth of EV demand has been driven by traditional cars such as the Tesla Model 3 sedan and hatchbacks,” said a JATA senior analyst. “We have to remember that SUVs are the drivers of sales/profits growth over the last 10 years. Without SUVs, the EVs will continue to be a niche segment.”
If anyone is still wondering why there’s an abundance of new electric SUVs instead of more fully electrified sedans, that’s their answer.