Weight is one of the most significant factors when hauling EVs. Federal law in the US mandates that carriers may not haul more than 82,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight on any single load, yet at the same time, EVs weigh quite a bit more than comparably sized fuel-based vehicles. This weight comes from the heavy battery found in EVs, and on average, hauling multiple EVs versus hauling similarly sized fuel-based vehicles results in a load factor reduction of about 20%. But while the weight of EVs impacts carriers’ load factor and overall capacity, they can also add further security to the transport process. This is because, unlike fuel-based vehicles where weight sits at the front of the car near the engine, EVs’ weight comes from the batteries that sit at the floor. With weight at the floor of EVs, this gives them a lower center of gravity, more overall stability and less of a chance of moving due to outside forces mid-shipment.
Uniquely able to solve challenges created by capacity limits, ACERTUS can rely on its carrier-and-driver network – the largest in the US – to accommodate any EV move to and from anywhere in North America. The ACERTUS car haul team is also well-trained and well-equipped to securely and properly transport EVs with speed and efficiency.
ACERTUS is the only full-scale, tech-enabled automotive logistics platform designed to move, store, recondition and title and register finished vehicles. Through a transformative combination of technology, people and experience, ACERTUS is able to deliver proven, complete, start-to-finish service that turns logistics into a competitive advantage for auto manufacturers, fleets, dealers and anyone moving vehicles.
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