Will it Tow?

Discussion in 'Model Y' started by mhcrowder, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. mhcrowder

    mhcrowder New Member

    No mention of towing capacity, so I'm guessing not. It would be nice to have at least a 2000lb towing to make it a useful SUV/CUV.

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  2. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    No mention of towing, but I'd be a little surprised if it didn't.
     
  3. sosmerc

    sosmerc New Member

    Like many of today's latest EV's coming to market, it is not clear what the "official" take is on towing, but many buyers
    intend to do at least some light duty towing such as I do with my 2017 Volt. My dealer was fine with installing the Curt hitch, but
    would not do the wiring involved to attach a trailer. I just wish that the manufacturers would just bite the bullet and prepare the
    proper towing equipment and establish limitations for towing as they do with other vehicles. The ability to tow at least a light duty
    trailer for utility or sports equipment (paddleboards and kayaks for example) is a very common need for many prospective buyers.
    I can't afford a Model X, but I certainly expect the Model Y to be capable of some light duty towing.
     
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  4. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Ssssshhhhhuuuusssshhhh!

    Don't Google "Tesla towing" or this: http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/dragonfly/aircraft_carrier.html

    Actually, I've put a receiver hitch on every Prius we've owned: 2003 (Gen-1); 2010 (Gen-3), and; 2017 Prius Prime (Gen-4 plugin).

    These transmissions have no 'slip' parts to generate excessive, towing heat. There are suspension and wiring challenges that are trivial to solve.

    Bob Wilson
     
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  5. Gareth Tesla Long

    Gareth Tesla Long New Member

    My guess is it will be the same as was recently released for model 3. Which is you can have a tow hitch but only if you order it on a new car and it's a $1000 option.
     

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