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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Granite, Apr 11, 2016.

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  1. Granite

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    Has anyone heard anything about an optional tow hitch? If so, what is the rowing capacity supposed to be?
     
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    Elon confirmed on twitter a tow package will be an option, but no word on the capacity.
     
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    It will likely be a Class 1 or 2 hitch, suitable primarily for bike racks and little garden trailers. Although the electric motors have plenty of torque for pulling, there will be a significant impact on range when towing a cargo or travel trailer due to aerodynamic resistance. Also, this is a passenger car rather than an SUV, so tow capacity isn't as critical to sales. I'd guess Tesla limits it to 2,000 lb max tow rating, comparable to Subaru.
     
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    I was wondering about this. I run my own business teaching all levels of first aid up to Emergency Medical Responder level. I just saw the picture of the Model 3 trunk. There is no way I can fit all my stuff in there! I wish I could justify and afford a Model X, but I can't. A small trailer seems to be the way to go.
     
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    Would the Tesla Model 3 be capable of towing a small caravan of 1250kg?
     

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