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- Feb 2, 2020
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- Telsa Model 3 LR AWD
Agreed. However, too many people seem to be planning to tow with the Mach-e even if Ford does not rate it for towing. That's foolish, short-sighted and dangerous. If you can safely tow with the Mach-e, Ford will rate it to tow. It would be foolish of them to give up a selling point for no reason. If you're in an accident while towing with a car not rated for towing, you could be in some deep doo-doo. Many/most insurance policies specifically do not cover you for doing such a thing. Tow if you're not rated to and you likely are driving uninsured. People have lost everything they own doing stupid things like that, as well as killing and injuring innocent bystanders. If Ford rates it to tow, great. If not--don't. Yes, I know it looks to be rated to tow in Europe--1650 pounds only with trailer brakes. You're going to be hard pressed to find a light duty trailer in the US that has trailer brakes.
But but but that is what the Frunk is for (coolers, etc.--not bikes unless your bikes are either tiny clown bikes or can fold up pretty small).
And that's fine for you but understand that in EU, being able to tow small trailer is pretty much a requirement on a family car. Tesla offers hitch in EU but not in US. 60% of Mach-E are going to Europe and going to Europe first.I'll use my Toyota Tacoma for trailer towing -
Good point, but try and get your facts straight. Add "3" after "Tesla" and you'd be correct. The X tows 5000# in the US, and the Y will be rated at 3200#. (The Y rating will come in an update in the coming months.)And that's fine for you but understand that in EU, being able to tow small trailer is pretty much a requirement on a family car. Tesla offers hitch in EU but not in US. 60% of Mach-E are going to Europe and going to Europe first.
I'd like to believe that as well, but my experience of several years in e.-mobilty teaches me to believe nothing until i hold it in my hands...I can't believe Ford would be showing a towing capability in Europe now, only to take it away later.
"Tesla Model Y Not Rated To Tow: Manual Says 'Not Equipped' For Towing".(The Y rating will come in an update in the coming months.)
"Tesla Model Y Not Rated To Tow: Manual Says 'Not Equipped' For Towing".
Looks Model Y will follow in Model 3 footsteps. No towing option in US and 2k towing in EU. Model 3 can only get Tesla towing hitch (and software for a tow mode?) in EU if they buy it with car. Cannot be ordered from Tesla to install by Tesla after sale.
Y looks to reverse of Mach-E with Model Y delivering in US first while Mach-E is delivering in EU first.
"As we learned more info from a different anonymous reader of our site," Well that sounds authoritative.