Why is the Model S is not provided with the opportunity to towing hitch?

Why is the Model S is not provided with the opportunity to towing hitch?

A quick search on "finn. no" will show that there are approximately 1,500 BMW 5-series models for sale in Norway. Of 1,500 has 600 towing hitch! You can even find the BMW M5 with towing hitch!

This gets a little guesswork, but I think Tesla could have sold very!! much better in Norway if they provide towing hitch on Model S. (Because Tesla Model S is an alternative to "all" family cars in Norway, because of no tax on electric cars in Norway)

So I really can not understand why Tesla does not provide towing hitch on Model S, at least in Norway, unless they do not want to see the Model S with a nice boat or caravan hanging behind :)

Samuel V.

L8MDL | 19 aprile 2013


I do not know, nor could I find, what warranty issues may arise through the use of this device.

ChasF | 19 aprile 2013

So that a couple thousand model S can be seen roliing down the highway towing a Home Depot gas-electric generator? No thank you.

Dwdnjck@ca | 19 aprile 2013

The battery pack is the frame and ithe car is made of aluminum. Towing is not a good idea for this type os car.

Sudre_ | 19 aprile 2013

There are a couple people who have installed a tow hitch and posted about it. If I recall the range drops significantly when towing. Haven't heard anything about using to just haul around bikes.

Here is a good example of something you can tow with the third party hitch and Tesla seems to approve.

Brian H | 19 aprile 2013

The battery case and safety frame of the car are boron steel.

Pungoteague_Dave | 19 aprile 2013

Here is the post on my hitch installation with a link to pictures. I have now used it to tow a small utility trailer. No problems.

Installation information here:

and here: