Electric car Audi E-Tron towed a 2-ton trailerFebruary 14, 2020
The German automaker decided to demonstrate how towing a trailer affects the range of electric vehicles.
What happens to the towing performance of an electric vehicle? Audi decided to answer this question visually with the help of its electric e-tron SUV, which recently made an 800-kilometer journey from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Austin, Texas. At the same time, the car pulled a trailer weighing 1,800 kg, which, incidentally, was carrying an electric vehicle GM EV1.
The obvious result is that the e-tron is much less efficient in towing a trailer than any gasoline powered car. It consumes an average of 769 watt-hours per mile at an average speed of 100 km / h in rainy weather. According to our estimates, on one charge the car managed to drive about 170 km. And this threatens with frequent stops for recharging.
For comparison, the empty Audi e-tron is able to cover about 330 km of track.
However, this data is interesting to show how electric cars handle towing, and we hope to see more such tests in the future. E-tron is designed to tow 1.8 thousand kg with an additional package for towing, which can be purchased for $ 650. In turn, Tesla claims that the Model X can tow up to 2.3 tons with the right equipment.
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