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ktmrfs

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Posted: 06/26/22 03:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

one issue with many hybrids today is they use either a CVT or dual clutch transmission. Neither make good tow transmissions. Some hybrids have a "no towing" rating. There are some hybrids with a more conventional automatic transmission that could make a reasonable tow vehicle. Just check out tow ratings.

That said I do wish there were more mild hybrid tow vehicles, even a 3/4 ton diesel with a smaller battery pack and regen braking to capture stopping would be a big help in around town mpg.


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Posted: 06/27/22 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

7000lb is full size truck territory.


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Toyota is coming out with a hybrid Tundra with plenty of power to tow 7K loads. I believe that the F-150 also has something in the works. This years Tundra has an Ecoboost wannabe set up with a turbo charged V-6. I think mileage is a big focus as companies move forward. Of course, all these improvements come with rather large costs.


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