Message posted by Francais on 23/7/2019 at 6:26am
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I am pretty sure that he mentions a figure of 250km for towing the smaller of the two trailers, whilst the quoted range for the AWD Long Range Model 3 is 523km.
250km is still a useful range, although if the findings are accurate thatís a good 50% loss of range whilst towing.
What he has yet to do is to tow a small trailer none braked trailer say loaded to 600kg gross.
Going of Bjornís findings so far, I am guessing the reduction on range with a small camping trailer would be around 30% which would give a useable range of 366km or 228 miles, I could live with that, for my 1,115 mile journey to Frejus, as we never do more than 400 miles in the one day, so that would involve just two Supercharger stops each day, thatís totally doable, as we always break for a good hour or so lunch stop, and at least two other comfort breaks.
When I towed with the VW Golf Diesel, the reduction in range was around 20% although that was with a roof box on the car as well, I could just about get 400 miles on a full tank, hammering it at 81mph, so I guess BEVís have some way to go yet, to match that.
Will have another watch of the video, also Bjorn does give some good detail on energy used, from that it would be possible to work out some kind of range.
I do agree though that he did skirt around the actual range in miles, say towing and not towing to give a good comparison.
To date the RWD Long Range Model 3 is not being offered to the UK market which is a pity as that would be the best seller.
UK only gets the choice of the RWD Standard Range Plus or AWD Performance Long Range.
Off course the Performance version is silly money.
Maybe Tesla will introduce the RWD Long Range Model 3 at a later date.