- Jul 31, 2021
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- Tesla Model X
There is also a very big difference between towing a 9k lb RV that’s 12’ tall and 38’ long vs a 9k lb vehicle on a trailer. And how that was bouncing around and wobbling, just shows how frail it is. That’s an easy tow.he’s making a different point.
of course a Rivian can tow that.Lots of trucks can.
the safety/tow ratings don’t care
they care instead about eg “what can Rivian do when towing 9K lbs, downhill, in a 70mph cross wind, when an obstacle requires the Rivian to swerve or slam on the brakes”
put differently, tow ratings are about what a vehicle can do when everything goes wrong, not what can it do when everything goes right
and there are a lot of folks who tow regularly that, reasonable, thing tow ratings don’t go far enough to reflect their own definition of how “wrong” something could go and then still feel safe
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with a hybrid pickup. There is room on the road for every type of vehicles. I love my Prius, and if it were not for the CT, I might have picked up a Jeep Wrangler4XeBigger kWh battery than most of the "EVs" tho!
It is impressive. Imagine how much gas that will save with typical daily driving!
def not saying it is/isnt 12kWI can’t make it out, but if anything, 12kW would make the most sense as that is the rated output of a 14-50 outlet. (240V x 50A = 12kW)
For the Teslas I've used (Y/3/S) we get roughly 1 mile of charge per 220v AMP per hour, give or take. The Y seems to get about 45 miles of charge per hour on the 60amp 240v circuit (48a charging), which is about 11-12kW depending on the voltage (moves around between 230-240 for us).Tesla CT is not unique here in L2 charging tho. Almost all of the BEV trucks are coming with 240v (30a) which would charge other vehicles. I charge my Tesla Model X at 30 amps nightly.
When they build enough of them the Yetis will come.I would have liked to have seen the frunk have at least some 120V outlets but then again the frunk on the CT really isn't usefull at 15 inches deep (can't even get a Yeti in there) so I would have been fine with no frunk at all if they could put more storage inside.
I'm surprised there's no mention of GVWR or payload.
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with a hybrid pickup. There is room on the road for every type of vehicles. I love my Prius, and if it were not for the CT, I might have picked up a Jeep Wrangler4Xe
Having said that, EVs and Hybrids are two very different beasts, and you can't compare the two.