At Tesla, there was initially only the Model X with a trailer coupling, later it was followed at least in Europe and the Model 3 temporarily, and with the Model Y the machine could be ordered worldwide. Electric cars from other manufacturers are increasingly optionally equipped with such train aids. ADAC has now considered how much overhead can be attached to any model.
Not updated in Tesla?
The Car Club doesn’t seem to be up to date, because In its public presentation The Tesla Model 3 is also included for electric vehicles with a trailer hitch. The option that was introduced in Europe in May 2019 was removed from the configurator in April. However, the ADAC information for Form Y must be correct: Who would like to get AHK for this Tesla, you can order it for both types currently available in the store; However, according to the information out there, it will only be ‘Available Soon’.
Update: A reader pointed out to teslamag.de that the trailer hitch should also be available as an option for the Model 3. Tesla staff told him they could be booked over the phone after ordering the electric car. Another reader wrote that adding chat is possible on the Tesla website.
ADAC calls the 1,600 kilograms allowable load on the Model Y with a brake trailer, which complies with Tesla specifications. Can pull more according to the overview The new electric car BMW iX in SUV format With 2500 kg of payload on the hook. This is followed by the Tesla Model X, which is allowed to carry 2,268 kg of payload for the trailer equipped with brakes. Since the new patterned variable is also mentioned, the information should appear The Model X introduced in January has been updated Refer, which has not yet been delivered.
With the Audi e-tron and Mercedes EQC, two other luxury electric SUVs achieved the third-highest towbar load of 1,800 kg, according to ADAC. The Mercedes EQA 4Matic, Volvos C40 and XC40 Recharge, that is, purely electric cars, also have the same value. The BMW i4, Hyundai Ioniq and Kia EV6 are also in the AHK class of Tesla Model Y with a permissible payload of 1,600 kg.
Four-wheel drive electric cars pull more
ADAC only mentions up to 1,500 kilograms once, specifically for the Polestar 2, and three times the 1,200 kilograms for the Audi Q4 e-tron, Skoda Enyaq and VW ID.4, which are based on the same MEB platform. However, it also partly depends on the versions: with a smaller battery or without all-wheel drive, electric cars from the VW group sometimes tow a maximum of 1,000 kilograms instead. This is also the case with the Mercedes EQA. Without all-wheel drive, only 750 kilograms of weight is allowed on its hook, as is apparently the case with all Mercedes EQS luxury electric cars. According to ADAC, “popular” e-cars like the Renault Zoe and VW ID.3, on the other hand, are not available with the AHK.
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