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TugCE

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This video was pretty interesting and showed some real life numbers.

First Towing Video

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I have no interest in purchasing a Tesla or any other type of Electric Vehicle as they just do not fit in with what my use is as of right now but you never know what the future will bring.

When we purchased my DW's 2019 Nissan Rogue, I noticed that they had a "High Speed" charger there for the Leaf's. When I asked them how it was working they said it had been broken for quite some time and Nissan was not going to fix it as they had only sold ONE Leaf!


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TugCE wrote:

This video was pretty interesting and showed some real life numbers.

First Towing Video

Mountain Towing

I have no interest in purchasing a Tesla or any other type of Electric Vehicle as they just do not fit in with what my use is as of right now but you never know what the future will bring.

When we purchased my DW's 2019 Nissan Rogue, I noticed that they had a "High Speed" charger there for the Leaf's. When I asked them how it was working they said it had been broken for quite some time and Nissan was not going to fix it as they had only sold ONE Leaf!

Nissan has really screwed up with the Leaf, first by not understanding the NA market, and then when they redesigned the vehicle with a decent sized battery pack they failed to address the largest flaw other than range which is battery degradation. They are the only manufacturer not using active cooling in their BEV and the resale numbers reflect that reality.


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Posted: 08/14/19 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nissan is getting to be a expert at building vehicles that no one wants.

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I enjoyed those videos.

Clearly not a good candidate for long-distance towing, but for a typical suburban family towing their boat to the nearest river or lake, it would be fine!

I would like to see them repeat the test with a more modest towing speed. Just because you can tow uphill at the speed limit, doesn't mean to you have to... Also towing something with less frontal area would probably better represent a more typical trailer load for model X owners.

FWIW - I'm pretty sure my next vehicle purchase will be electrified, although probably not full EV. The 500 HP, 630 ft-lbs or torque, in the new Lincoln Aviator hybrid, is pretty promising!


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Run out of gas in the middle of a long stretch of lonely highway or out in the boonies, it's not too hard to get a couple gallons and get to a fuel station. I've helped others out that way multiple times.
But carrying a long extension cord is gonna be interesting to watch. I know I don't carry 15 or 20 miles.

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Trailmanor or other low profile trailer is probably the best fit with an EV tow vehicle at this point.


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Pass the popcorn.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Run out of gas in the middle of a long stretch of lonely highway or out in the boonies, it's not too hard to get a couple gallons and get to a fuel station. I've helped others out that way multiple times.
But carrying a long extension cord is gonna be interesting to watch. I know I don't carry 15 or 20 miles.


Simple answer... Carry an inverter genny in the back, a GAS POWERED one. I know Tesla take a special plug right, wrong. You can plug a Tesla into a standard 110 volt or 220 volt outlet, The come with an adapter. My cousin has an X and when he visits, we plug it into my shop power so a portable genny would work too.

I'll never buy an electric car either but I like riding in my cousin't X and I like driving it too, goes like a scalded dog.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Run out of gas in the middle of a long stretch of lonely highway or out in the boonies, it's not too hard to get a couple gallons and get to a fuel station. I've helped others out that way multiple times.
But carrying a long extension cord is gonna be interesting to watch. I know I don't carry 15 or 20 miles.


Simple answer... Carry an inverter genny in the back, a GAS POWERED one. I know Tesla take a special plug right, wrong. You can plug a Tesla into a standard 110 volt or 220 volt outlet, The come with an adapter. My cousin has an X and when he visits, we plug it into my shop power so a portable genny would work too.

I'll never buy an electric car either but I like riding in my cousin't X and I like driving it too, goes like a scalded dog.


Not trying to start a fight online, but I just envisioned how much better for the environment it will be with a bunch of piggybacked portable generators hanging off the back of a tesla truck to get it back into town. [emoticon]

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, but I just envisioned how much better for the environment it will be with a bunch of piggybacked portable generators hanging off the back of a tesla truck to get it back into town.
Oh yeah, a real deal-breaker.

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