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teknomage2012 03-02-2015 12:35 PM

How much can a nissan leaf tow? Feats of towing might!
 
Trailered 1 ton of hay home for the horses yesterday with our nissan leaf. Pulled it better than a toyota truck! Surprized at how little it dropped the range on the 30 mile haul! I was expecting more like a 50% drop, it was closer to 20....

Nissan Leaf Trailer Pull 1 Ton of Hay Straw Bales

Nissan Leaf Trailer Pull 1 Ton Hay Straw Bale: http://youtu.be/6sUSy7MPn2E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sUSy7MPn2E

Nissan Leaf Trailer Pull 1 Ton Hay Straw Bale: http://youtu.be/adawi5QRUYc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adawi5QRUYc

MetroMPG 03-02-2015 01:25 PM

Cool!

What are they rated to tow? Will the dealer care if they see a hitch on there?`

Nice pizza pan wheel covers! :D

EV's are ideally suited for towing: smoooooth torque, baby! I pulled all kinds of crap with my 48v ForkenSwift...

http://forkenswift.com/album/21-fork...ed-trailer.jpg

http://forkenswift.com/album/21-fs-pedal-boat.jpg

http://forkenswift.com/album/21-fs-trailer3.jpg

http://forkenswift.com/album/21-fs-trailer-brush.jpg

http://forkenswift.com/album/21-hilu-forkenswift.jpg

NeilBlanchard 03-02-2015 01:29 PM

And you had the grill block in place for the tow?

jamesqf 03-02-2015 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 470109)
I pulled all kinds of crap with my 48v ForkenSwift...
http://forkenswift.com/album/21-hilu-forkenswift.jpg

Bet that one didn't handle too well in the crosswinds :-)

MetroMPG 03-02-2015 01:59 PM

Oh, I didn't even notice the grille block.

Do you have a thread documenting your Leaf mods?

MetroMPG 03-02-2015 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesqf (Post 470121)
Bet that one didn't handle too well in the crosswinds :-)

Crosswind kWh/km improved nicely -- beam reach!

It was going into the headwinds that was the problem. Other drivers didn't appreciate the constant tacking from lane to lane. :D

Fat Charlie 03-02-2015 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesqf (Post 470121)
Bet that one didn't handle too well in the crosswinds :-)

Don't you recognize a hybrid powertrain when you see one?

I've got a hitch mounted bike rack. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

rmay635703 03-02-2015 02:54 PM

Like all modern cars it is rated to tow exactly
NOTHING

But who cares, I have towed 1500lbs behind the insight (albeat very very slowly on flat ground)

teknomage2012 03-06-2015 03:13 AM

Aeromodded Nissan Leaf pulling a 3 point tractor scraper box on a utility trailer. Getting 3.6 mi/kwh 122 mpg @60 mph over a 100 mile average.

Leaf pulling a empty utility trailer. Getting 4.1 mi/kwh 138 mpge @60 mph over a 100 mile average.

Aeromoded nissan leaf gets 162 mpg with improved aerodynamics increased range

Piotrsko 03-15-2015 04:53 PM

Hmmmm...... kinda messes up my bumpersticker on the E-ranger about towing /hauling stuff in your factory EV.


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