Towing Trailers, and Electric Vehicle advantage...

Discussion in 'Cybertruck' started by Jamal Qattan, Jun 3, 2019.

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  1. Jamal Qattan

    Jamal Qattan New Member

    The Tow vehicle towing limitations are:

    1- Tow vehicle traction, such as heavy, battery laden Tesla as in Models S, X, 3 and pickup truck, Dual motors.

    2- 2- Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR) will result in weight transfer of 8 to 10% to the Vehicle Hitch. This is your real towing limitation, nothing else.

    So, if say, model X, has a GVWR of ~ 7,000 Lbs., with rear axle loading at about 50% = 3,500 Lbs. The rear axle suspension system, Tires, axle components are pretty loaded up.

    TESLA has rated model X being capable of towing 5,000 pounds on 20” wheels or 3,500 pounds on 22” wheels, even though it is capable of double that, hence the Plane towing scenario.

    The tow vehicle will experience hitch load of ~ 350 to 500 Lbs. which is also, tow vehicle payload loss.

    In Towing the plane scenario, it was only possible, with a wagon / Zero tongue setup.

    There would be no drawbar weight exerted on the rear suspension system, tires or axle components in the Tesla or the MINI.

    All trailers are equipped with either electric or hydraulic brakes that will energize when the tow vehicle applies brakes or slowdown. There will be no disaster going downhill, exiting or entering highway ramps.

    To allow electric cars and trucks to take advantage of its true towing capability, a trailer with Zero tongue weight is needed, such as the dolly Pop-trailers, (Wagon hitch set-up). or Self-steer zero tongue weight trailers.

    Does anyone know of one?


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