Moving Abroad? Here’s Your Guide to International Moving of Electric Vehicles and Appliances

At Arpin International Group, we're not just another moving company. We're a team of experts fully committed to delivering your home, belongings, and future in a permanently changing world, ensuring your ensuring your moving of electric vehicles and appliances and the whole household is executed with unmatched care and precision.
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Moving abroad involves complex logistics, especially when it includes the moving of electric vehicles and appliances.

As global interest in electric vehicles (EVs) continues to surge, with registrations in the United States alone increasing by over 40% in 2023​ (IEA)​, the challenges of moving such high-value items internationally have also grown.

Here are five crucial insights into planning your international move with electric devices, supported by the latest industry trends.

1. Proper Management of Lithium-Ion Batteries: Lithium-ion batteries are classified as hazardous materials, and considering their prevalence in the booming electric vehicle market—expected to grow significantly in coming years—correct handling during transport is more critical than ever. Our lithium-ion global expert, Allyson Nordstrom-Geraghty, trains Arpin’s professional team members to be well-versed in international regulations (IATA/ICAO), ensuring they safely pack and label your batteries, mitigating any risks during their journey.

2. Obtaining Appropriate Permits and Documentation: Navigating the bureaucracy of international moving can be a daunting task, especially as the number of electric vehicles crossing borders increases. But with Arpin’s full-moving expertise, this process is simplified for you. We take care of all the necessary permits and documentation, ensuring compliance and relieving you of this exhausting task, as evidenced by the complex customs landscapes in the EV-heavy markets of Europe where electric car registrations grew by nearly 20% last year​ (IEA)​.

3. Safety Measures in Packing: As the technology in electronic appliances and electric vehicles advances, so does the need for advanced packing solutions. At Arpin, we understand the value of your belongings and the importance of their safe transport. We use cutting-edge packing techniques that cater specifically to the fragility and sensitivity of high-tech devices, ensuring they withstand the rigors of transport—a necessity in a market where even a minor jolt can mean a significant loss. With us, you can rest assured that your items are in safe hands.

4. Choosing the Right Mode of Transport: The choice of transport mode can significantly impact the safety and efficiency of moving electric vehicles and appliances. Whether by air, sea, or land, Arpin offers 100% customized solutions that reflect the latest shifts in global logistics strategies, accommodating the increased movement of EVs and their components across continents.

5. Monitoring and Support Throughout the Process: In a world where the status of every shipment is expected to be at one’s fingertips, Arpin provides best-in-class transparency and ongoing people-first support. This reassurance is crucial in a market where, for example, the timely update on a shipment’s status can make all the difference, mirroring the rapid updates seen in EV technology and market demands.

By choosing Arpin International Movers for moving abroad, you’re partnering with a constantly learning leader who is equipped to handle today’s challenges and regularly adapts to tomorrow’s opportunities. As the electric vehicle market evolves, so do we, ensuring that your move is managed with care, expertise, and precision that’s as current as the technology it supports.

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