For anyone who's curious about the safety routine I mentioned, here are some videos which provide a pretty good introduction:I'd only really be comfortable doing this with glider pilots in both vehicles, because we have a safety routine for towing two human-occupied vehicles with ropes at high speed that is pretty effective.
I'm not replying to the original question, I don't think I'm a brainiac.
Agree and regret if I forgot to add the caveat, "If on the way to a location where no other charging were available" which I had thought I had said. Thank you, JRAssuming you were going to do this, you'd create a special plug and tie into the wiring elsewhere.
Dragging an EV to tow it is just a dumb idea. At worst, you're wasting gas. At best, you're gaining a couple percent as you normally use linked brakes.
As I said upthread, we took the exact same approach. My "cheap" tow vehicle is a 2010 GMC Sierra Hybrid. It's working out well for us so far!I just bought a cheapo tow vehicle today with the idea of ditching it when my CT is available. Now shopping for an Airstream !
(Maybe) fun trivia:I have a CT on order and may be about to buy a Super C Class RV (mid size diesel chassis) that can tow 15,000 lbs. I want to boon dock so may be away from chargers and love CT as large onboard battery can provide power off grid to the RV.
Question: While towing can I 'activate' the CT so that towing behind the RV recharges CT batteries through very mild re-gen?
Ultimately may add enough PV to do the job but in the meantime I wonder.
Thanks in advance,
It would be cool to use the downhill regen for holdbackCurrently Tesla does not support a mode where you can tow one of their vehicles on it's own 4 wheels. There's a "Tow Mode" that can be activated temporarily to disable the parking brake and put the vehicle in the equivalent of neutral in order to winch it onto a flatbed. The "Tow Mode" is only active for a few minutes and only allows the Tesla to roll at a very slow speed. If the time runs out or the car rolls faster than the limit, the parking brake will be re-applied.
We don't know yet if Cybertruck will be different. Hopefully Tesla can see that people want the option and figure out a way to make it happen without increasing wear and tear to the drive units or battery pack.