Submitted by donleybill on Thu, 2014-07-24 15:20
I own a Model S which is my wife's main driver. We both love this car. I'm interested in purchasing another Tesla car to tow behind my Motor Home. My wish is that the new Tesla SUV model will be towable, all wheels down vehicle.
These days most cars have all wheel drive, anti skid or similar systems that can not be towed all wheels down as purchased. After market add ons may be available to allow for towing but all are not allowed per vehicle warranty.
The Tesla electric car design could take advantage of being towable. For example, during breaking, the Tesla electric car signals the drive system to convert the stopping energy into battery charging slowing the vehicle. The same process which is used in the S Model when you let off the accelerator.
The same 50 amp charging circuit that we use at our home is available at all the camp sites we visit. Charging our Tesla while camping is no different than being at home.
Perhaps while dry camping (no electrical land line service) we could plug my Motor Home into my Tesla for additional source of power when the coach batters are low or when we don't want to listen to the coach generator running.
Hopefully Tesla marketing is listening and feel strong enough to allow the design engineers to consider this concept.
Thousand Oaks, Ca