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Old 11-30-2016, 10:58 AM   #229 (permalink)
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Does anyone actually have anything from the manufacturer saying that the vehicle could be flat towed to recharge it?

Since the manufactures have done things like put the charger at the front of the vehicle or on the side up front and programmed in an immobilizer to prevent the vehicle from being driven and recharged it looks like the OEMs have made it very clear that they don't want the wheels turning and the battery charging from an external source.

I am not saying it can't be done, I believe pull behind charge trailers and flat tow charging could absolutely be possible, it's just that the manufacturers have decided to protect themselves from liability from the stupidity of their below average user rather than make a more capable product.
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