How Much Do Electric Car Batteries Weigh?

Last Updated on March 15, 2023 by Paul S.

EVs or electric cars are taking over the world whether you like them or not. What powers these popular vehicles is their battery. In order to power such large vehicles you need a giant battery and they can weigh a lot! 

 Electric car batteries weigh around 1,000 to 3,000 lbs or 453 to 1,360 kg. 

 Of course, this changes regarding the size of the car or vehicle. For example, a Hummer EV is going to need a lot larger battery so you are not always going to the charger just like it needs a lot larger gas tank to avoid the stations. You can imagine the Telsa model 3 has a lot smaller battery than the Hummer. 

Below we have provided some info on some of the top EVs and their battery size so you can understand the range of weights. 

GMC Hummer EV Battery Weight

Let’s start with the beast of the road (photo above). This EV or let’s just call it a power plant came out in 2022 so it’s the new guy in school. If want to rip up the trails and go anywhere this might be the vehicle for you. 

It also boasts the crab walk feature. Which allows it to drive in a sideways pattern due to its ability to turn all wheels in one direction. Not sure if you need that on the trails but maybe when you are parking in the city. 

The Hummer EV also boasts some impressive ground clearance, click that link to find out how much!

Its battery pack called the Ultium weighs 2,923 lbs and in total, the vehicle weighs 9,063 lbs!!

Let’s do a quick check on what non-EV cars weigh so that we have a reference for the remaining portion of this article.

  • Chevy Tahoe: 5,845 lbs
  • Jeep Wrangler: 5,103 lbs
  • Mercedes Sprinter Van: 6,239
  • Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel Long Bed: 11,000 lbs
  • Heavy Duty Tow Truck: 10,000 lbs
  • Semi Truck (loaded): 80,000 lbs

So it is pretty wild that a Hummer EV can weigh almost as much as a heavy-duty tow truck. It would be wise if you ever see one of these driving on the road to keep clear!

Rivian R1T Battery Weight

The Rivian R1T has about a year on the Hummer EV but it is a much lighter truck and if you look at it you can tell! No need for crab walk on this truck. It is agile in comparison.

The battery weighs in at around 1755 lbs and in total, the truck comes in at 7,173 lbs. So not too bad but it still weighs more than a Mercedes Sprinter van. 

But one thing that comes with EVs that many will like is their power! The R1T can get to 60 mph in around 3.3 seconds!  Name a truck or van that can do that! For comparison, a Lamborghini does it in 2.8 seconds!  Could you imagine those two drag racing?

Ford Lightning Battery Weight

The Ford Lightning’s electric battery weighs in at 1,800 lbs. This EV truck had its birthday in the spring of 2022. Its total weight is 6,500 lbs which is a little less than the Rivian. 

The range for this EV truck is 230 miles until you need to recharge it. 

So that rounds out our trucks but check below for some SUV battery weights. 

Ford Mustang Mach – E

Yes, if you didn’t know Ford turned the Mustang into an EV and SUV. It still has a fast look to it so it’s more a crossover than anything. 

The Ford Mustang Mach – E’s battery weight is around 1,069 lbs and the total weight of the vehicle can range from 4,318 lbs to 4,989 lbs. 

Its range is 224 to 314 depending on the trim you select. It hits 0 to 60 mph in 3.5-6.1

Rivian R1S

Rivian R1s Charging Battery

We love the look of the Rivian R1S it kinda resembles the futuristic car you always saw growing up. 

Its battery weighs in at 1,684 lbs and the total weight of the vehicle is 7,068 lbs.

Its range is 260 miles to 316 per charge.

 Be careful if you are particular about applying car play or android auto because the 2022 does not come with it!

I haven’t seen too many of these out on the street yet like I do the Rivian truck but I’m sure it’s a matter of time. 

Toyota bZ4X

We love the name bZ4X. These are the names we need for our futuristic electric cars. Reminds me of R2D2!

The battery weight for the bz4X is 1,920 lbs and the total weight of the vehicle can max out at 4,646 lbs. For comparison, a Rav 4 which has a slightly similar body weighs in at 3,560.

Its range is 222-252 miles per charge. 

One cool thing about the battery on this vehicle is that Toyota has stated that its 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery is estimated to retain 90% of its capacity after 10 years or 150,000 miles!

How Much Do Electric Car Batteries Weigh?

To summarize all the info we posted above we have created a quick little table for electric car battery weights below. 

Electric Vehicle Battery Weights & More!

Battery Weight (lbs)Range (miles)0 to 60 mph (seconds)
GMC Hummer EV2,9233293
Rivian R1T1,7553143
Ford Lightning1,8002304.5
Ford Mustang Mach-E1,069224 – 3143.5
Rivian R1S1,684260 – 3163.1
Toyota bZ4X1,920222 – 2526.5

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