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Can anyone find a tow car cheaper than a Tesla model 3? (& no the nissan env doesn't count as can only tow with 3 seats & less than 500kg!)
 

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Polestar 2 costs the same as a model 3 long range but can tow more.

All UK options below:

Polestar 2
£1,000 Extra
Can tow up to 1500 kg (3,300 lbs)
Noise load of 90kg
Tow Bar is Semi-electric

Tesla Model 3
£1,000 Extra
Can tow up to 910 kg (2,000 lbs)
Noise load of 55kg
Tow Bar is Manual

I-Pace
£1,720 Extra
Can tow up to 750 kg (1,650 lbs)
Noise load of 45kg
Tow Bar is Manual

Ford Mach E
£ TBC
Can tow up to TBC
Noise load of TBC
Tow Bar is TBC

Nissan Ariya
TBC
 

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So all over £40k then?

I think the Model Y will be rated to tow a bit more than the M3. But that’s going to be a little while before we see it here.
 

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Polestar 2 costs the same as a model 3 long range but can tow more.

All UK options below:

Polestar 2
£1,000 Extra
Can tow up to 1500 kg (3,300 lbs)
Noise load of 90kg
Tow Bar is Semi-electric

Tesla Model 3, Y, and X
£1,000 Extra
Can tow up to 910 kg (2,000 lbs)
Noise load of 55kg
Tow Bar is Manual

I-Pace
£1,720 Extra
Can tow up to 750 kg (1,650 lbs)
Noise load of 45kg
Tow Bar is Manual

Ford Mach E
£ TBC
Can tow up to TBC
Noise load of TBC
Tow Bar is TBC

Nissan Ariya
TBC
The Model 3 SR+ can also tow 910kg and is quite a bit cheaper than the Polestar 2.
The Model X can tow 2250 kg / 200 kg nose weight.
The Model Y can tow 1600 kg
I think the Etron and EQC can also tow.
Also the Outlander PHEV which is the cheapest of the lot.
 

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As usual the Golf GTE has been overlooked. It can tow 1500kg - yes, as much as an Outlander. And in fully electric mode too although only for about10 to 15 miles apparently. GTE mode is reportedly best for towing.

I have not towed with mine but a good rew have been doing so since 2015. Mostly visible on caravan chatrooms.
 

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Tesla Model 3, Y, and X
£1,000 Extra
Can tow up to 910 kg (2,000 lbs)
Noise load of 55kg
Tow Bar is Manual
Model X towing capacity is 2250kg

You missed:

Audi Etron: 1800kg
Mercedes EQC: 1800kg

However, they are certainly not cheaper than the model 3!

Volvo XC40 P8 is 1500kg, same as the polestar unsurprisingly (same car, different suit).

Other things forthcoming:
Skoda Enyaq: 1200kg
Presumably other MEB cars will be similar - audi Q4 etron, ID4, etc.
 

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Apologies for the incorrect Y and X

I copied and edited this from another place, and was meant to remove the XY

The Y won't be in the UK until late 2021/early 2022 right? And the X isn't cheap.


And to the poor Golf GTE driver - it wasn't intentional to miss it off, I just didn't know.
 

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With regard the GTE, then there's plenty of PHEV that can tow.

Volvo T8s can tow 2100kg
Volvo T5 Twin-engine can tow 1800kg
Outlander can tow 1500kg

etc

However, I suspect that towing with a petrol PHEV that struggles to get 30mpg on a motorway run even without towing (like the XC90 T8) is going to be a ruinous exercise.
 

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It doesn’t just quit and fire up the engine once you try and pull away?
I was under the impression the ICE motor wasn't attached to any wheels.
 

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Probably a New Electric Ireland BMW "Panzer" or Lexus CVT-based electric conversion. Stunningly cheap!
 

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