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  1. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    On a similar vein I have an 18 yr old F150 with high end trim, low miles and if I flogged it I might get $6k. Its not worth selling as it is unmarked, no rust, lived in a garage & been properly serviced. I fortunately have lots of garage space so I should just keep it to fill in any gaps the CT3...
  2. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    It seems like quite a few Superchargers do have facility to accommodate vehicles towing - but not all. The problem, as I see it, with having a short range is that you become very limited in your choice of supercharger locations and conceivably, if you have say only a 90 mile range, you may not...
  3. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    Any idea why the Wh/Mile usage seems to not vary much according to the size of trailer being towed - based on the various YouTube videos? I would have expected a much higher Wh/Mile where you are towing a big heavy trailer and this doesn't appear to be the case.
  4. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    My point is that based on the numerous YouTube videos of Teslas towing; these range from guys towing huge caravans on the one hand and guys towing those small scramblers on a light trailer (the 1300 Corolla quip) and what seems strange to me is that the watts per mile are not that different...
  5. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    There is a guy on a YouTube video towing a very light trailer with 2 small scramblers (look like 125cc size) behind a model Y and getting awful watts/mile results. That trailer set up you could easily tow with a 1300cc Corolla! So it appears that size doesn't matter (as the actress said to the...
  6. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    Tow your boat you certainly will be able to. You can pretty well pull out tree stumps with all the torque and power you got but ...... For how far before you need to recharge is the $1,000,000 question?
  7. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    If I got a 250 mile towing range with my Cybertruck I would be a happy bunny. If I only got 120 to 140 mile range that would suck. Based on what I see on YouTube videos, towing with Model X, 3 & Y's makes me worry. I shall wait until the first Cybertrucks are delivered and I will keenly follow...
  8. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    Crissa, I don't dispute that GasHog wastes energy all the time. It's a piece of shit hence called GasHog! It has the aerodynamics of a brick shit-house! So bad that towing something like a boat probably doesn't affect the already awful aerodynamics. The points that come out from this exercise is...
  9. AlexD

    This Is Why Tesla Semi Electric Truck May Not Be Sold In Australia

    I thought this article stated that the SEMI TRUCK was 30 to 50mm wider than 2.5M. No one was talking about the CYBERTRUCK.
  10. AlexD

    This Is Why Tesla Semi Electric Truck May Not Be Sold In Australia

    Australia is not the only place with a 2.5M maximum width. South Africa has the same 2.5M width restriction. I wonder what the EU regulations are?
  11. AlexD

    Why some electric car owners return to gas – the reasons aren’t surprising

    But if you charge at home you start each day with a full "tank". Teslas with a range of at least 300 miles (real world maybe 220 miles) is more than any Mom shuttling kids to and fro could possibly use in a day.
  12. AlexD

    Why some electric car owners return to gas – the reasons aren’t surprising

    If I need to tow a trailer with garden refuse to the tip or collect the new fridge I bought at Lowes, a Model X, 3 or Y are perfect because I am probably not going to do more than about 15 miles round trip and these vehicles are massively powerful so towing is a breeze. If I want to tow a...
  13. AlexD

    Why some electric car owners return to gas – the reasons aren’t surprising

    People use their cars to tow jetski's, scramblers, small luggage trailers, sail boats and small motorboats. Unfortunately there is no EV that is any good for long haul towing. It seems like 80 miles is about all the range you get. The actual pulling power is no problem because EVs have the power...
  14. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    Look carefully at my log published earlier. At odometer reading 104028 was where I refueled at Bloomington (40 miles west of Indianapolis) where I hitched up the boat. On this leg I had a fuel consumption of 16.83 mpg - not towing. The next fill up at 104334 was the first refuel while towing and...
  15. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    I left Warrenton at 03.30 am on Friday 16th April. Arrived in Bloomington Indiana at 2.30 pm same day. Did the paperwork, hooked up the boat and headed back home. Slept at some Best Western and was back home in Warrenton the next day at 3pm. About 1300 mile round trip. This is all like 2 weeks...
  16. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    Crissa, the road from Cincinnati to Indianapolis is flat level freeway for ever. I drove one way not towing and the other way towing at very similar speeds. Not towing I got a fuel consumption of 16.82 mpg. Towing I got 14.43 mpg. Same road, similar speeds and similar conditions. That is a...
  17. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    The actual real world figures show that there is only about a 15% increase in fuel consumption on my old 5.4L V8 2003 F150. I put the address into my Model 3 and let it plan my route. Warrenton (VA) to Bloomington Indiana is about 630 miles according to the Tesla. Recharge at La Vale MD - 30...
  18. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    308miles driven and Drive 308 miles and use 17.672 gals gas = 17.4287 MPG say 17.43 Which part of this simple calculation is giving you problems???
  19. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    When I started my trip the tank was pretty low and I put in 27.2 gal gas On the trip I never put in more than 21 gal - being conservative & not risk running out. Notwithstanding, GasHog always got over 300 miles before I had to refill. 140 miles range is simply NBGAA! Remember we are doing the...
  20. AlexD

    Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    Do the maths. Add 17.43 mpg & 16.83 mpg & divide by 2 (average unloaded consumption) and you get an average non towing consumption of 17.13 mpg (not 18!) Now take the 2 towing consumptions and add them together & divide by 2 and you get an average towing consumption of 13.88 mpg. The difference...


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