Electric bike owners are so enthusiastic about their new cycling experience that the bike has become their companion even on vacation, holidays, or travel. Of course, you’ll be exploring unfamiliar paths, not just the ones you know by heart. So, hop on your bike and let’s go! However, do we need to know anything else before transporting an electric bike with a car? Electric bike users have likely realized that these bikes are significantly heavier compared to regular bikes. Their weight is contributed to by the motor and the battery. The weight of these bikes can even reach up to 30 kilograms.
Therefore, it’s not permitted to transport these bikes on roof racks, as it doesn’t meet safety standards. Carriers that are attached to the car’s tow hitch are suitable for transporting electric bikes. Fortunately, these carriers are also more user-friendly, as they are easier for loading bikes and provide greater stability during the journey. When installing the carrier and bikes, follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the secure attachment of the carrier to the tow hitch and the maximum allowed load on the carrier. Be particularly cautious during the drive, as transporting bikes increases the load on the rear axle of the car, altering the vehicle’s maneuverability. Therefore, it’s crucial to adjust or reduce your driving speed.