How to Haul Electric Scooter

If you are prepping for a move and wondering how to haul an electric scooter, we have got you covered. Your scooter should be given the same care and treatment, after all, as you would your bed or other important items. Read on to find out more about this, and don’t forget to also check out the best e-scooters on the market today.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Hauling or transporting an electric scooter for a move is easier than you may think.
  • You can simply ride the scooter to your new home or place it in the trunk of your car or moving van.
  • Another option is to invest in a scooter hitch carrier, which affixes to the back of a car or van.

Hauling an Electric Scooter

There are a number of ways you can transport or haul an electric scooter, some of which we will detail below.

Insider Tip

Hanging a scooter on the wall or from the ceiling will keep it safe while also keeping it out of the way.

How to Transport an Electric Scooter

Each e-scooter features a different design, but there are a number of universal tips and guidelines one can understand to successfully transport or haul their scooter for a move.

Ride the Scooter

You actually don’t have to transport or haul a scooter at all. You can ride the scooter to its new home. That is what scooters are made for, after all. Simply leave the scooter in your old home, drive the trucks to the new location, and then go back for the scooter. Ride it to your new domicile and feel the wind in your hair. Of course, riding a scooter to move it will only work if your new home is within five to 20 miles of your old home. Here are some ways you can increase the distance of your e-scooter. But of course, if you are moving across the country, this will not be the best fit.

Insider Tip

If you are looking for a custom-built bracket for an unusually designed scooter, you can try Etsy.

Throw the Scooter in the Moving Van

Most modern scooters fold up, making them especially easy to transport or move. You can simply fold the scooter up and throw it in the trunk of your car or in the back of the moving van, saving yourself some frustration. If your e-scooter does not fold, you should still be able to fit it in the back of your car or moving van. Be careful when packing the scooter into a tight spot, as heavy items of furniture can cause damage as you drive to your new home. And if your new home isn’t so spacious, this is how to hang your e-scooter on the wall or ceiling.

Buy a Scooter Hitch Carrier

There are a number of hitch-mounted scooter carriers out there that can be affixed to the back of your car. This can be an effortless way to transport the scooter during a move, as the scooter will not be taking up valuable space in your car or moving van. Of course, these scooter hitch carriers can be on the expensive side and will take a few minutes to fully install. If you move your scooter often, however, the process will be more than worth it.

F.A.Q.

Are electric scooters eco-friendly?

Absolutely, though they do need electricity to operate. This makes them more eco-friendly than a car but less eco-friendly than a standard bicycle. Every little bit helps though.


Are two wheels better than four?

This depends on your needs and your personal preferences. Two-wheel personal transportation vehicles, such as scooters and electric bikes, are certainly better for some people.


How do you transport a mobility scooter on an airplane?

You may not be able to, as some airline companies have banned lithium batteries of the type found in scooters from flights. Make sure to check with the airline before you start boarding.



STAT: Data gathered from French cities shows that 44% of local e-scooter users would have walked had the scooters not been available and 30% would have used public transport. (source)

Warning

Please note, these designs may not be appropriate for all scooters and may not be used to be hung from a ceiling.

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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