Are you planning to replace your car with an electric or hybrid one? An increasing number of motorists are these days considering either a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric model for their next car, replacing diesel or gasoline. While this can be a huge help in cutting pollution and ensuring you have an affordable car to run, what if you often tow a caravan, horsebox, or heavy trailer?
But while many see electric cars as the future of transportation, there are still some obstacles and question marks about whether they’re actually practical for ordinary drivers, particularly if you’re a family looking to tow a trailer or caravan for a holiday.
While it’s technically possible to tow using an electric car, there are a lot of gray areas you should be aware of before hitching up a trailer or caravan.
Can Electric Cars Be Used to Tow?
There are several reasons why electric cars aren’t approved to tow. There are some very good reasons for this. We will discuss them one by one.
Towing Capacity in Electric Cars
Electric car towing can be a confusing topic. Motorists have been told time and time again that one of the great things about electric cars (also called as EVs) is that all of the power from their electric motors is available instantly. This differs from gasoline and diesel cars, where you need to get the engine spinning relatively fast to produce maximum power.
Smaller EVs and hybrids don’t offer a towing capacity, but several other electrified vehicles on the market can reliably carry a load. Towing something requires a lot of energy and using more energy in an electric car means you reduce the distance you can travel per charge – something that is already a concern for many potential electric car drivers, even those who don’t even plan to tow.
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