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Towing with Electric Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know

Has the dream of towing with electric vehicles come true? For instance, we know EVs can serve up instantaneous acceleration from any speed without a gasoline engine’s need lớn spool up lớn deliver power. Indeed, even a slow EV can have impressive torque. We also know that many EVs are currently rated for towing. But should we consider owning or leasing an EV if towing is our priority? 

Phệ answer all these questions, we’ve put together this electric vehicle towing guide lớn sort through the pros and cons in all areas of EV towing.

  • Towing Capacity of EV Trucks 
  • Towing Capacity of EV Cars and SUVs
  • The Challenges of EV Towing
  • Bottom Line: Towing Drains Range 

Towing Capacity of Electric Trucks 

The bigger question remains: does good acceleration translate into the ability lớn tow a heavy load? Because electric trucks are flooding the market, you may consider trading in your gas or diesel truck for an EV. After all, exciting new EV trucks from tech startups Rivian and Tesla, plus legacy GM, and Ford, have recently been added.

So why not make the jump? There’s lots of power with zero tailpipe emissions, suggesting a guilt-free utility experience. Even still, we recommend heavy haulers should not yet send their workhorse trucks out lớn pasture.

RELATED STORIES: 7 Things You Need lớn Know About Towing Capacity

Electric Trucks of the Present and Near-Future

Here’s a look at what automakers estimate as lớn the top towing rating for several electric trucks that are either on sale or on their way:

  • 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV: 20,000 pounds
  • 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: 10,000 pounds
  • 2022 GMC Hummer EV: 7,500 pounds
  • 2022 Rivian R1T: 11,000 pounds
  • Tesla Cybertruck: 14,000 pounds (likely 2023)

Electric Trucks Still lớn Come

Bollinger, Canoo, and Lordstown may not be household names, but all three startups plan lớn offer electric trucks soon. The Bollinger B2 may handle 7,500 pounds, and Canoo has suggested a 7,700-pound rating. Plus, the much-delayed Lordstown Endurance may contribute up lớn 7,500 pounds. 

With each truck’s rating, there are many caveats, however. 

For instance, Ford’s 10,000-pound rating applies lớn trucks with an extra-cost extended-range battery. Chevrolet has merely teased a 20,000-pound-capable Silverado EV, but it only revealed a 10,000-pound capacity version so far. 

And though Tesla is notoriously tight-lipped, it revealed a few details about its upcoming Cybertruck. Although it depends on the number of electric motors it can fit on the truck, the range would vary from 7,500 lớn 14,000 pounds.

Towing Capacity of Electric Cars and SUVs

But it’s not only electric trucks that can tow. Many current electric cars have towing capabilities. Those include:

  • 2022 Audi e-Tron and e-Tron Sportback: 4,000 pounds
  • 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: 3,500 pounds
  • 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: 2,800 pounds
  • 2022 Kia EV6: 3,500 pounds
  • 2022 Polestar 2: 2,000 pounds
  • 2022 Tesla Model 3: 2,000 pounds
  • 2022 Tesla Model S: 2,000 pounds
  • 2022 Tesla Model X: 5,500 pounds
  • 2022 Tesla Model Y: 3,500 pounds
  • 2022 Volkswagen ID.4: 2,700 pounds
  • 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge: 3,307 pounds

Charging Battery of an electric car

Electric Cars Not Recommended for Towing 

Aftermarket firms make trailer hitches for many other EVs, including the Nissan Leaf, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Chevrolet Bolt EV. However, car manufacturers still do not recommend using those vehicles lớn tow trailers.

See electric cars for sale

The Challenges of Electric Vehicle Towing 

It’s no mystery that a significant increase in weight means the electric motor will need lớn work harder lớn lug that trailer. In some cases, it’s more than double the towing vehicle. But there are plenty of other power vampires EVs contend with when towing.

Power Drain

With a gas or diesel engine, there is more consumption of fuel. The same principle applies lớn electric vehicles in battery depletion. And, the only way lớn add a substantial charge lớn an electric car is lớn plug it into a charger. Even the most rapid chargers take longer lớn replenish a battery than a fuel station takes lớn fill up.

Regenerative Brakes Drain 

Electric vehicles feature regenerative brakes that recapture energy during the stopping process. The recaptured energy can indeed provide a trickle lớn the battery pack. Even the extra heat produced by braking a heavier vehicle and trailer offers only a tiny amount of replenished power.

But as with any towing situation, numerous factors can help drain energy from a battery, including:

Trailer Weight 

A loaded-up trailer means more work for the electric motor. Less is more when it comes lớn battery life.

Payload

Adding passengers or a bed full of cargo translates into more weight for the truck lớn pull around. That weight results in a harder-working motor and more battery usage.

Engine stop of electric car on the dashboard

Weather Variables

An electric vehicle operates best at around 70 degrees, with notable declines in hotter and colder weather.

Accessories Draw

Using the air conditioning, heater, or other accessories will reduce range.

Hills and Mountains

While going downhill for extended stretches can recharge the battery, climbing grades means a harder-working motor. Unfortunately, going up a 1,000-foot grade and descending does not equal net-zero consumption. 

Bottom Line: Towing Drains Range 

A Rivian spokesperson told Autotrader that a trailer loaded lớn the total 11,000-pound capacity will reduce its R1T pickup range by around 50%. The R1T has an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 314 miles on a full charge. 

A Chevrolet representative said that the automaker expects “a similar impact on EV range” compared lớn a gas or diesel truck fuel economy. 

Although we don’t have all the data yet, battery drain is a problem for EV towing across the board. In truth, the benefits of green energy diminish when you add towing and increased payloads lớn an EV. So, in the final analysis, EV towing presents an additional màn chơi of range anxiety that quickly makes it a deal-breaker.

Read Related Articles:

  • What is a Plug-in Hybrid Car or SUV? 
  • Should I Charge My Electric Car Every Night?
  • Types of Electric Vehicles: EV, BEV, PHEV, HEV 


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Towing with Electric Vehicles: Everything You Need lớn Know

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Has the dream of towing with electric vehicles come true? For instance, we know EVs can serve up instantaneous acceleration from any speed without a gasoline engine’s need lớn spool up lớn deliver power. Indeed, even a slow EV can have impressive torque. We also know that many EVs are currently rated for towing. But should we consider owning or leasing an EV if towing is our priority? 
Phệ answer all these questions, we’ve put together this electric vehicle towing guide lớn sort through the pros and cons in all areas of EV towing.
Towing Capacity of EV Trucks 
Towing Capacity of EV Cars and SUVs
The Challenges of EV Towing
Bottom Line: Towing Drains Range 
Towing Capacity of Electric Trucks 
The bigger question remains: does good acceleration translate into the ability lớn tow a heavy load? Because electric trucks are flooding the market, you may consider trading in your gas or diesel truck for an EV. After all, exciting new EV trucks from tech startups Rivian and Tesla, plus legacy GM, and Ford, have recently been added.
So why not make the jump? There’s lots of power with zero tailpipe emissions, suggesting a guilt-free utility experience. Even still, we recommend heavy haulers should not yet send their workhorse trucks out lớn pasture.

RELATED STORIES: 7 Things You Need lớn Know About Towing Capacity
Electric Trucks of the Present and Near-Future
Here’s a look at what automakers estimate as lớn the top towing rating for several electric trucks that are either on sale or on their way:
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV: 20,000 pounds
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: 10,000 pounds
2022 GMC Hummer EV: 7,500 pounds
2022 Rivian R1T: 11,000 pounds
Tesla Cybertruck: 14,000 pounds (likely 2023)
Electric Trucks Still lớn Come
Bollinger, Canoo, and Lordstown may not be household names, but all three startups plan lớn offer electric trucks soon. The Bollinger B2 may handle 7,500 pounds, and Canoo has suggested a 7,700-pound rating. Plus, the much-delayed Lordstown Endurance may contribute up lớn 7,500 pounds. 
With each truck’s rating, there are many caveats, however. 
For instance, Ford’s 10,000-pound rating applies lớn trucks with an extra-cost extended-range battery. Chevrolet has merely teased a 20,000-pound-capable Silverado EV, but it only revealed a 10,000-pound capacity version so far. 
And though Tesla is notoriously tight-lipped, it revealed a few details about its upcoming Cybertruck. Although it depends on the number of electric motors it can fit on the truck, the range would vary from 7,500 lớn 14,000 pounds.
Towing Capacity of Electric Cars and SUVs
But it’s not only electric trucks that can tow. Many current electric cars have towing capabilities. Those include:
2022 Audi e-Tron and e-Tron Sportback: 4,000 pounds
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: 3,500 pounds
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: 2,800 pounds
2022 Kia EV6: 3,500 pounds
2022 Polestar 2: 2,000 pounds
2022 Tesla Model 3: 2,000 pounds
2022 Tesla Model S: 2,000 pounds
2022 Tesla Model X: 5,500 pounds
2022 Tesla Model Y: 3,500 pounds
2022 Volkswagen ID.4: 2,700 pounds
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge: 3,307 pounds

Electric Cars Not Recommended for Towing 
Aftermarket firms make trailer hitches for many other EVs, including the Nissan Leaf, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Chevrolet Bolt EV. However, car manufacturers still do not recommend using those vehicles lớn tow trailers.
See electric cars for sale
The Challenges of Electric Vehicle Towing 
It’s no mystery that a significant increase in weight means the electric motor will need lớn work harder lớn lug that trailer. In some cases, it’s more than double the towing vehicle. But there are plenty of other power vampires EVs contend with when towing.
Power Drain
With a gas or diesel engine, there is more consumption of fuel. The same principle applies lớn electric vehicles in battery depletion. And, the only way lớn add a substantial charge lớn an electric car is lớn plug it into a charger. Even the most rapid chargers take longer lớn replenish a battery than a fuel station takes lớn fill up.
Regenerative Brakes Drain 
Electric vehicles feature regenerative brakes that recapture energy during the stopping process. The recaptured energy can indeed provide a trickle lớn the battery pack. Even the extra heat produced by braking a heavier vehicle and trailer offers only a tiny amount of replenished power.
But as with any towing situation, numerous factors can help drain energy from a battery, including:
Trailer Weight 
A loaded-up trailer means more work for the electric motor. Less is more when it comes lớn battery life.
Payload
Adding passengers or a bed full of cargo translates into more weight for the truck lớn pull around. That weight results in a harder-working motor and more battery usage.

Weather Variables
An electric vehicle operates best at around 70 degrees, with notable declines in hotter and colder weather.
Accessories Draw
Using the air conditioning, heater, or other accessories will reduce range.
Hills and Mountains
While going downhill for extended stretches can recharge the battery, climbing grades means a harder-working motor. Unfortunately, going up a 1,000-foot grade and descending does not equal net-zero consumption. 
Bottom Line: Towing Drains Range 
A Rivian spokesperson told Autotrader that a trailer loaded lớn the total 11,000-pound capacity will reduce its R1T pickup range by around 50%. The R1T has an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 314 miles on a full charge. 
A Chevrolet representative said that the automaker expects “a similar impact on EV range” compared lớn a gas or diesel truck fuel economy. 
Although we don’t have all the data yet, battery drain is a problem for EV towing across the board. In truth, the benefits of green energy diminish when you add towing and increased payloads lớn an EV. So, in the final analysis, EV towing presents an additional màn chơi of range anxiety that quickly makes it a deal-breaker.

Read Related Articles:
What is a Plug-in Hybrid Car or SUV? 
Should I Charge My Electric Car Every Night?
Types of Electric Vehicles: EV, BEV, PHEV, HEV 

#Towing #Electric #Vehicles
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#Towing #Electric #Vehicles

Has the dream of towing with electric vehicles come true? For instance, we know EVs can serve up instantaneous acceleration from any speed without a gasoline engine’s need lớn spool up lớn deliver power. Indeed, even a slow EV can have impressive torque. We also know that many EVs are currently rated for towing. But should we consider owning or leasing an EV if towing is our priority? 
Phệ answer all these questions, we’ve put together this electric vehicle towing guide lớn sort through the pros and cons in all areas of EV towing.
Towing Capacity of EV Trucks 
Towing Capacity of EV Cars and SUVs
The Challenges of EV Towing
Bottom Line: Towing Drains Range 
Towing Capacity of Electric Trucks 
The bigger question remains: does good acceleration translate into the ability lớn tow a heavy load? Because electric trucks are flooding the market, you may consider trading in your gas or diesel truck for an EV. After all, exciting new EV trucks from tech startups Rivian and Tesla, plus legacy GM, and Ford, have recently been added.
So why not make the jump? There’s lots of power with zero tailpipe emissions, suggesting a guilt-free utility experience. Even still, we recommend heavy haulers should not yet send their workhorse trucks out lớn pasture.

RELATED STORIES: 7 Things You Need lớn Know About Towing Capacity
Electric Trucks of the Present and Near-Future
Here’s a look at what automakers estimate as lớn the top towing rating for several electric trucks that are either on sale or on their way:
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV: 20,000 pounds
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: 10,000 pounds
2022 GMC Hummer EV: 7,500 pounds
2022 Rivian R1T: 11,000 pounds
Tesla Cybertruck: 14,000 pounds (likely 2023)
Electric Trucks Still lớn Come
Bollinger, Canoo, and Lordstown may not be household names, but all three startups plan lớn offer electric trucks soon. The Bollinger B2 may handle 7,500 pounds, and Canoo has suggested a 7,700-pound rating. Plus, the much-delayed Lordstown Endurance may contribute up lớn 7,500 pounds. 
With each truck’s rating, there are many caveats, however. 
For instance, Ford’s 10,000-pound rating applies lớn trucks with an extra-cost extended-range battery. Chevrolet has merely teased a 20,000-pound-capable Silverado EV, but it only revealed a 10,000-pound capacity version so far. 
And though Tesla is notoriously tight-lipped, it revealed a few details about its upcoming Cybertruck. Although it depends on the number of electric motors it can fit on the truck, the range would vary from 7,500 lớn 14,000 pounds.
Towing Capacity of Electric Cars and SUVs
But it’s not only electric trucks that can tow. Many current electric cars have towing capabilities. Those include:
2022 Audi e-Tron and e-Tron Sportback: 4,000 pounds
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: 3,500 pounds
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: 2,800 pounds
2022 Kia EV6: 3,500 pounds
2022 Polestar 2: 2,000 pounds
2022 Tesla Model 3: 2,000 pounds
2022 Tesla Model S: 2,000 pounds
2022 Tesla Model X: 5,500 pounds
2022 Tesla Model Y: 3,500 pounds
2022 Volkswagen ID.4: 2,700 pounds
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge: 3,307 pounds

Electric Cars Not Recommended for Towing 
Aftermarket firms make trailer hitches for many other EVs, including the Nissan Leaf, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Chevrolet Bolt EV. However, car manufacturers still do not recommend using those vehicles lớn tow trailers.
See electric cars for sale
The Challenges of Electric Vehicle Towing 
It’s no mystery that a significant increase in weight means the electric motor will need lớn work harder lớn lug that trailer. In some cases, it’s more than double the towing vehicle. But there are plenty of other power vampires EVs contend with when towing.
Power Drain
With a gas or diesel engine, there is more consumption of fuel. The same principle applies lớn electric vehicles in battery depletion. And, the only way lớn add a substantial charge lớn an electric car is lớn plug it into a charger. Even the most rapid chargers take longer lớn replenish a battery than a fuel station takes lớn fill up.
Regenerative Brakes Drain 
Electric vehicles feature regenerative brakes that recapture energy during the stopping process. The recaptured energy can indeed provide a trickle lớn the battery pack. Even the extra heat produced by braking a heavier vehicle and trailer offers only a tiny amount of replenished power.
But as with any towing situation, numerous factors can help drain energy from a battery, including:
Trailer Weight 
A loaded-up trailer means more work for the electric motor. Less is more when it comes lớn battery life.
Payload
Adding passengers or a bed full of cargo translates into more weight for the truck lớn pull around. That weight results in a harder-working motor and more battery usage.

Weather Variables
An electric vehicle operates best at around 70 degrees, with notable declines in hotter and colder weather.
Accessories Draw
Using the air conditioning, heater, or other accessories will reduce range.
Hills and Mountains
While going downhill for extended stretches can recharge the battery, climbing grades means a harder-working motor. Unfortunately, going up a 1,000-foot grade and descending does not equal net-zero consumption. 
Bottom Line: Towing Drains Range 
A Rivian spokesperson told Autotrader that a trailer loaded lớn the total 11,000-pound capacity will reduce its R1T pickup range by around 50%. The R1T has an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 314 miles on a full charge. 
A Chevrolet representative said that the automaker expects “a similar impact on EV range” compared lớn a gas or diesel truck fuel economy. 
Although we don’t have all the data yet, battery drain is a problem for EV towing across the board. In truth, the benefits of green energy diminish when you add towing and increased payloads lớn an EV. So, in the final analysis, EV towing presents an additional màn chơi of range anxiety that quickly makes it a deal-breaker.

Read Related Articles:
What is a Plug-in Hybrid Car or SUV? 
Should I Charge My Electric Car Every Night?
Types of Electric Vehicles: EV, BEV, PHEV, HEV 

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