Heavy EVs Could Collapse Old Parking Garages
By: Lewin Day
Source: The Drive
Modern electric vehicles are heavy. It's partly due to the batteries needed to give them decent range, and partly due to the bloat affecting all modern vehicles. Either way, it's got authorities in the UK worried that older parking garages could collapse under the strain.
As covered by The Telegraph, many multi-story parking garages across the UK were built in the 1960s and 1970s when cars were far lighter than today. Since then, many have suffered from neglected maintenance, leaving them susceptible to structural issues. The concern from experts is that new today's heavier EVs could push these tired structures beyond their limits.