Last modified: Oct 28, 2023

Vehicle Types

There are a lot of different vehicle types. We explain the difference.

Electric Vehicles comes in different form and shapes. In this guide, we explain all the options available in the market.


Sedans are four-door cars with separate trunk compartments. They are designed to provide comfort and convenience to passengers and are popular among families and commuters. Sedans, from compact to full-size, come in various sizes and are known for their smooth and quiet ride. They are also more aerodynamic than other car types, which helps improve efficiency compared to SUVs and crossovers. See all sedans in the EVKX EV database.

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+


Hatchbacks are small, compact cars with a sloping back design for more headroom and cargo space. They typically have two or four doors, and the rear door opens upward to provide access to the cargo area. Hatchbacks are popular for city driving because of their size and efficiency. They are also relatively affordable and easy to park. See all hatchbacks in the EVKX EV database

CUPRA BORN 58 Hatchback


Crossovers blend SUVs and hatchbacks, combining an SUV’s spaciousness with a hatchback’s maneuverability. They are smaller than SUVs, making them lighter and more fuel-efficient than SUVs. Crossovers typically have a higher ride height than hatchbacks and come with all- or four-wheel drive options. They are ideal for families needing a spacious and versatile vehicle but don’t need an SUV-size EV. Manufacturers and others often use the terms SUV and crossover interchangeably, and there is no clear rule when an EV becomes an SUV and not a crossover. In the EVKX database, we typically consider EVs shorter than 450cm a crossover. See all Crossovers in the EVKX EV database

Jeep Avenger crossover

Sport-Utility Veichle (SUV)

SUVs or Sport Utility Vehicles are a type of vehicle that combines the features of a truck and a car. They are typically larger and heavier than other cars and have a higher ground clearance, making them ideal for off-road driving. SUVs come in various sizes, from compact to full-size, and are known for their spacious interiors and powerful engines. They are also available in four-wheel or all-wheel drive, making them suitable for driving in different terrains and weather conditions. In the last ten years, SUVs have taken more and more of the market. SUVs come in different sizes. consider all SUVs shorter than 480 cm a small SUV, 480 and up to 520 cm a mid-size SUV and SUVS larger than that a Full-Size SUV.

See all SUVs in the EVKX EV database

Volkswagen ID.4 Small-size SUV

Rivian R1S mid-size SUV

Cadillac Escelade Full-Size SUV

Coupe SUV

Coupe SUVs are a relatively new type of vehicle that combines a coupe’s sporty, sleek design of a coupe with elevated ride height and spaciousness. They typically have a sloping roofline that gives them a more aerodynamic look, similar to a coupe. Coupe SUVs are known for their sporty handling and acceleration, as well as their spacious interior and cargo capacity. They are designed for those who want the practicality and versatility of an SUV but with a more stylish and dynamic appearance.

For EVs, the sleek design gives them a lower drag and, thereby, a longer range. The most popular model, The Tesla Model Y, is a Coupe SUV.

Coupe SUVs come in different sizes. However, they can be more expensive than traditional SUVs and may need more headroom and cargo space due to their sleeker design. See all Coupe SUVs in the EVKX EV database.

Tesla Model Y Coupe SUV

Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron Coupe SUV

Pickup Truck

Pickup trucks are designed for heavy-duty work and off-road driving. They have an open cargo bed at the back, which makes them ideal for hauling goods and equipment. Pickup trucks come in various sizes, from compact to full-size, and are available in two- and four-wheel drive. They also offer powerful engines and towing capabilities, making them popular among contractors, farmers, and outdoor enthusiasts. See all Pickup trucks in the EVKX EV database

Rivian R1T Quad-Motor AWD Pickup Truck

Station Wagon

Station wagons, also known as estate cars, are similar to sedans but have an elongated roofline extending to the back of the vehicle. They offer a spacious cargo area, making them ideal for families and those transporting large items. Station wagons are also known for their comfortable ride, excellent handling, and good fuel economy. They are available in front-wheel, rear-wheel, and all-wheel drive and come in different sizes. See all station wagons in the EVKX EV database

Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo Station Wagon


Convertibles are cars with retractable roofs that allow for an open-air driving experience. They come in various sizes and styles, from compact two-seaters to full-size luxury cars. Convertibles are ideal for driving in warm weather and offer a unique and exhilarating driving experience.

MG Cyberster convertible

Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

MPVs or Multi-Purpose Vehicles are designed to provide ample space for passengers and cargo. They typically have three rows of seats and are often used as family vehicles or for commercial purposes. MPVs offer a smooth and comfortable ride and have various seating configurations, making them versatile for different needs. They are also available in both front-wheel, rear-wheel, and all-wheel drive. See all MPVs in the EVKX EV database

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Pro LWB MPV


Coupes are two-door cars designed for speed and style. They are typically sleek and sporty and often built for high-performance driving. There is currently a minimal number of electric coupes available.

Neta GT coupe

Most sold EVs globaly

Below, you find the top 10 most-sold EV models in the world. Click on the name for full info.