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Message posted by blueexpo9731/7/2020 at 12:28pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bessie500 on 31/7/2020
There is a guy on a Facebook caravan forum that is using a Tesla model X to tow a large Swift twin axle caravan weighing in at 1850kg and he gets 150 miles on one charge towing the van.
That should answer the question can and electric car tow a caravan

And for those that will point out the cost the price of a Tesla model X, is actually cheaper than a decent spec new range Rover or a similar price to a high spec discovery, a car which is often seen on a caravan site

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Very limiting to where you can go then.

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Sorry the guys caravan is 1790kg not 1850kg

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Not really Blueexpo97, a Tesla Supercharger will bring you back to full range in less than an hour, probably not even enough time to grab a bite to eat and have a comfort break etc, after 3 hours on the road.

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Quote: Originally posted by 664DaveS on 29/7/2020
A Tesla 3 passed me on Ironbridge bypass today, they certainly shift! I wasn't hanging about in Mini Cooper. Electric motors give really good Torque.



Your not kidding Iíve just got the bmw 330e

Itís basically a 2ltr 180 bhp petrol pushed up to 250 bhp with electric then it has a electric boost button that chucks another 40bhp for takeoff, I can assure you slam the right pedal down and it does feel like your about to take off 290bhp in a 3series bm

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Can you charge with a caravan on the back?

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 31/7/2020
Not really Blueexpo97, a Tesla Supercharger will bring you back to full range in less than an hour, probably not even enough time to grab a bite to eat and have a comfort break etc, after 3 hours on the road.





But inaccessible with a caravan on the back.

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Some of the Tesla charging stalls are in fact trailer friendly although currently most are not, so in most cases you would have to un-hitch, not a problem for the experienced I would have thought.

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All the motorway service points I have seen are not big enough to take a car and trailer.
Our local Tesco has 4 slots only car size. They aren't Tesla ones but I assume you can get an adaptor to use general ones.

I just put liquid stuff in our cars, works fine!
I might consider a plug in hybrid as some like Toyota would tow and it gives flexibility. I believe Hyundai may offer that option on new Santa Fe.



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I still wonder what younger versions of me are going to do though. Those that can only afford old cars. In my case, when my X Trail becomes uneconomical to keep, I will probably have to give up driving altogether. Hopefully that is a good way off yet though. Fortunately these days a 10 year old car generally has loads of life left in it if it has been looked after. The Volvo I sold 2 years ago is still on the road, and that is now 20 years old.

However, if I were 20 years younger and still working, what would I do? It's all very well for those with plenty of money, or who can afford to buy new or nearly new, but what about those who only buy cars 10+ years old because that's all they can afford. There are probably millions of us. Will a 10 year old BEV still be viable, and I am thinking particularly about the batteries, considering that currently a set of batteries would cost quite a bit more than I would pay for a car. My car will today do as many miles on a tankful as it did on the day it was built. Will a 12 year old BEV still do as many miles on a charge without new batteries? Something tells me - no way!


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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 01/8/2020
Some of the Tesla charging stalls are in fact trailer friendly although currently most are not, so in most cases you would have to un-hitch, not a problem for the experienced I would have thought.




So if you're a lone vanner you unhitch somewhere in the car park, and by the time you plug your Testla in and get back some scroat has relieved you of your van.

It just doesn't work I'm afraid.

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The guy thatís towing the twin axle swift is charging the car at his caravan site, so free ride home.

Colin remember all expensive cars depreciate eventually, thatís why your Volvo was affordable to you itís new price by todayís standards is probably a good 45k now

I know these cars are expensive but the cost is coming down all the time and the technology is getting better.

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Yep, Tesla are said to be unveiling a compact BEV, to be produced at the China and Berlin factories, rumours are that it will be sub Ä25k, to compete with the VW iD3 etc.

That Nissan Ariya will make for a really good used buy in say 3 to 5 years time.

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Quote: Originally posted by bessie500 on 01/8/2020
The guy thatís towing the twin axle swift is charging the car at his caravan site, so free ride home.

Colin remember all expensive cars depreciate eventually, thatís why your Volvo was affordable to you itís new price by todayís standards is probably a good 45k now

I know these cars are expensive but the cost is coming down all the time and the technology is getting better.

Bessie



Very true Bessie, but I'm still unsure whether a 12 year old BEV would actually be viable because of the battery issue. I went way over my usual budget for my X Trail at £4,000, as I simply couldn't find a decent one any cheaper within 200 miles of home. I don't normally plan to spend more than £2,500.

Will a 12 year old BEV ever fall into that price range, and how far would it go on a charge without a new set of batteries? I have friends whose budget for a car is way less than mine.


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At our age we are quite happy to stay with conventional cars. We could afford a basic Tesla or similar car but would probably go for a hybrid or plug in hybrid as a towcar.

As our Hyundai is low mileage we are happy to stay with it, especially as it still has warranty left and is excellent.

We bought a Mini Cooper convertible last year as a fun car, no kids or mortgage so why not?
I quite fancy a Porsche so may go for a Boxster or classic 911, wife permitting!
We worked all our lives and can't take it with us!

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Now this would pull your caravan and probably a whole lot more, and it doesn't look to shabby either.

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Now thats a beast, Finally a EV that will tick Mikes box

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