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Old 03-02-2015, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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



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



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Old 03-02-2015, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool!

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

Nice pizza pan wheel covers!

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









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Old 03-02-2015, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And you had the grill block in place for the tow?
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I pulled all kinds of crap with my 48v ForkenSwift...
Bet that one didn't handle too well in the crosswinds :-)
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh, I didn't even notice the grille block.

Do you have a thread documenting your Leaf mods?
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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.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Bet that one didn't handle too well in the crosswinds :-)
Don't you recognize a hybrid powertrain when you see one?

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Old 03-02-2015, 01:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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)
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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

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Old 03-15-2015, 03:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hmmmm...... kinda messes up my bumpersticker on the E-ranger about towing /hauling stuff in your factory EV.

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