Tesla offers tow bar for Model 3 – has Elon Musk saved the weekend?

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Tesla adds tow bar option to Model 3 electric sedan, which should calm Scott Morrison’s claims that EVs will kill the Australian weekend.

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The Driven

Tesla has finally delivered on its promise that the Model 3 electric sedan would eventually be rated for towing: the European configurator for the Tesla Model 3 has now added a towbar option. (Or as Tesla call it: a ‘tow hitch’).

For English purchasers it adds another £970 (AU$1800) to the cost of the car.

Described as a High strength steel tow bar with a removable adapter. Capable of towing up to 910 kgs”, it answers the question that many people here ask me about EVs – as in “are there any full battery EVs that tow?”

Until now my answer is that the average BEV here is not rated for towing, with the exception of the Kangoo ZE and the Tesla Model X (and hopefully soon the Jaguar I Pace, which is now rated in the UK for towing, but not so here yet).

It also answers the question put by our esteemed Prime Minister as to whether “EVs will ruin the Australian weekend” by preventing the average Australian going on longer trips out of town along with the camping, biking or other gear that usually accompanies them.

And that answer has now been shown to be an even more emphatic ‘NO!’

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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