The hovercart was a utility vehicle that was used to transport cargo for various industrial operations, including mining. During the Clone Wars, Sugi arms dealers used hovercarts on Utapau, and Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi stole one to transport a massive Kyber crystal across the planet's plains.
During the Gorse conflict, The former Jedi Padawan Kanan Jarrus used a hovercart to unload a shipment of baradium-357 from his freighter Expedient on the moon Cynda . He used the same hovercart to evacuate the wounded miner Yelkin after discovering an illegal test bomb in Zone Forty-Two. Using his Force powers, Kanan managed to push Yelkin to safety on the hovercart and cushioned the hovercart's landing. Later, Kanan and his rebel companions Hera Syndulla, Skelly, and Zaluna Myder used a hovercraft to travel through Count Denetrius Vidian's headquarters, the Calcoraan Depot, to reach his personal quarters.