Transportation of EV's and batteries

Towing an electric car is not recommended if there is a fault in the electrical system. Because electric vehicles have no clutch the motor will always turn with the wheels. Thus towing may lead to induction of current in the electric motor which could harm the vehicle.

Crash damaged electric vehicles should only be transported by specialists because the battery may catch fire. For the same reason a crash damaged electric vehicle must never be stored indoor.

Battery transportation is absolutely for professionals only. Batteries are potentially hazardous and shall be transported only in accordance with the laws on transportation of dangerous goods.


Figure 27: EV batteries are classified as dangerous goods
(Category 9 - Miscellaneous dangerous substances)