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Motor Trend does range testing with a Tesla and a U-Haul trailer.


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“Towing with electric vehicles is a fraught conversation even though only a minority of Americans actually use their vehicles for towing on any regular basis. Regardless, it has become a goalpost for EV acceptance in the market for some people. By now, it shouldn't be news that towing with an EV reduces range, just as it does when towing with a combustion-powered vehicle. It shouldn't surprise you, then, that our new Tesla Model Y doesn't go very far when towing a trailer.”

2023 Tesla Model Y Long Range Yearlong Review: How Far Can You Tow With a Tesla?

Nothing earth shattering in the article, but they do provide some interesting range figures.

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The Riven does a bit better.  But frankly I am surprised that Tesla offers a trailer hitch.

None the less, not a suitable TV for our long distance towing with an Ollie.  But we can only imagine what will be the case in the future as the battery densities get much better than todays.

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16 minutes ago, Wandering Sagebrush said:

the first new version of the Bowlus Road Chief travel trailer I saw was being towed through Canby, Oregon by a Tesla.

Sadly this would seem to be a hail disaster like the AS's have become.

GJ

 

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1 hour ago, Geronimo John said:

Sadly this would seem to be a hail disaster like the AS's have become.

GJ

 

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Then it becomes an Air Scream 😂

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20 hours ago, Wandering Sagebrush said:

Apropos of nothing, the first new version of the Bowlus Road Chief travel trailer I saw was being towed through Canby, Oregon by a Tesla.

Woah!  That's a boat-load of cash riding down the road on 6 wheels!  SHEESH!

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