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How much does it cost to ship an electric car?

How much does it cost to ship an electric car?

Electric vehicles became hip, and we love seeing more and more people driving them. EVs are the inevitable future and going electric could help bring down carbon emissions.

EVs come with many perks, but they are different than conventional cars. The biggest difference is the power source – the battery. And that is one of the reasons why shipping an electric vehicle is not the same as shipping a regular car.

In this post, we will look at the specifics of transporting an EV, the cost to ship an electric car, and the how of finding a reliable auto transport company.

What are the specifics of shipping an electric car?

EVs require fully charged batteries

If you were to ship a regular car, you would have to leave the gas tank ¼ full. Just enough for the shipping company to drive the vehicle short distances to load and unload it on the carrier.

Since you are shipping an EV, and they run on batteries, you will have to fully charge the batteries. This is needed in order for the EV batteries to hold through the entire process of transportation.

EVs weigh more

The reason why the gas tank of regular cars has to be almost empty is to decrease the weight as much as possible. With electric vehicles, however, the weight of the batteries stays the same, no matter if they are fully charged or not.

EV batteries are also the main reason why electric cars are heavier than regular cars. Moreover, EV batteries require a charger, inverter, and motor, which add up to the vehicle’s total weight.

EVs require special precautions

Shipping EVs, which come with lithium-ion battery packs, requires special care during transportation. Lithium-ion batteries are also classified as “dangerous goods,” which comes with some risks.

Car shipping companies, therefore, may need extra equipment or insurance to transport EVs, and these special precautions will also influence the shipping cost.

How much does it cost to ship an electric car?

As with regular cars, the shipping cost will depend on a lot of factors such as:

– Vehicle Make & Model

– Transport Type – Open or Enclosed

– Distance between destinations

– Pick up and Drop off Locations

– Vehicle Condition – Operable or not

– Supply & Demand

With electric vehicles, you will have to consider the extra factors that may increase the shipping costs. As you may know, the more a car weighs, the more it will cost to transport it. Since EVs weigh more due to their batteries and the additional tools that come with them, it may affect the cost of shipping.

Additionally, the extra precautions that the company will have to take to safely transport your EV may increase the overall cost of shipping. Therefore, as an EV owner, you may have to pay higher shipping costs than regular car owners.

How to find a reliable auto transport company?

We can’t emphasize enough the importance of hiring a reliable and trustworthy car shipping company. When you search for auto transport companies, keep in mind that customer reviews are essential. They are one of the key indicators of how your experience with the company will go.

Going for the company that offers the cheapest, unrealistic prices is also not recommended as you may become a victim of a scam.

Instead, choose one that offers realistic and affordable prices, free, no-obligation quotes, and has excellent customer reviews.

Wondering which car shipping services to choose or have any other questions? You can simply reach out to us at (818) 850.5258, and our team of vehicle relocation experts will be happy to answer your questions and help you transport your EV safely and efficiently. Alternatively, you can fill out our simple online quote request form. We wish you a stress-free auto transport experience.

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