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Old 11-30-2016, 10:26 AM   #228 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
What's running?
It does not have an engine. Nor a gearbox that can run out of oil.
It does not have oil.
It does have a motor(/generator) but that's just an electric brake.

I would not tow an EV in Drive if the manual says not to do it.
But I cannot see how a responsible driver who understands the process could damage an EV by having it towed.
Exactly. I wouldn't tow an EV hundreds of miles, but pulling it along while doing regen is no different than using regen down a long mountainous road (from the car's perspective). The only concern is paying enough attention that you don't run into the back of the tow vehicle, or getting sloppy with the steering.
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