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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
The electric vehicle revolution in America will eventually have to be driven by SUVs and trucks, even though the majority of EVs sold to this date have been cars.
The big picture: SUVs and trucks accounted for 72% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. last month, compared to 49% in December 2012, per AP.
What’s next: The number of electric SUVs on the market is slated to grow, while some electrified pickups are planned too.
Between the lines: The global EV market is well underway thanks to regulations and subsidies abroad, but those factors are less certain in the U.S. even as domestic sales are rising sharply.
Above: The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty 3500 pickup truck is unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Below: An electric charging station is pictured at the Mercedes-Benz booth.