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Old 03-15-2015, 04:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cool! EV makes perfect sense as a tow vehicle. Towing is all about torque baby.

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Old 03-15-2015, 10:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Tesla Caught Testing Towing, Up To 4400 lb Capacity - Gas 2

Tesla pulling 4400# spotted
Electric torque ideal for towing indeed !
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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All true, but as LOAD goes UP so does the CURRENT draw, meaning RANGE plummets! So, obviously, TESLA™ needs to 'test' how the relationship plots out, ie: RANGE vs. "towed" LOAD, etc..

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Old 03-17-2015, 10:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I would think that after the initial acceleration, all you have left is drag to overcome. So a low flatbed wouldn't be that bad on range. Not that a tesla goes 400 miles to a charge.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Kenetic energy is mostly recoverable; it is the wind drag and rolling resistance of the car and load that most effect range.
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What type of hitch did you use and how was it mounted to the chassis?
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Kenetic energy is mostly recoverable; it is the wind drag and rolling resistance of the car and load that most effect range.
True, but every incline means ELEVATING more weight (vehicle + load), which eats range and gaining back only 90% regeneration means there is always a 10% loss...or more.
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Without trailer and load our aeromodded leaf gets 180 mpge with trailer and load 120 mpge so there you go. 120 mpge for a 5 seat 1 tone truck is amazing!
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Without trailer and load our aeromodded leaf gets 180 mpge with trailer and load 120 mpge so there you go. 120 mpge for a 5 seat 1 tone truck is amazing!
Are you in the US or Finland ?

In Belgium (EU) the Leafs aren't allowed to tow anything at all

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