Installing A Trailer Hitch On A Tesla Model X – Video
Tesla currently offers a tow package as an option on the Model X for $750. It is capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs. when the X is equipped with 19 inch wheels, and 3,500 lbs. when riding on the factory 22 inch wheels. The receptacle for the detachable hitch receiver (2 inch) is concealed by a plastic plate to keep out dirt.
An accessory bag is also provided by Tesla that includes the hitch receiver, wiring harness, and all other necessary components.
As one can see, the difficulty in installing this particular hitch is caused by the locking mechanism; it has a spring loaded lock dial, so that the hitch can remain secured to the vehicle, requiring a key to remove it.
Teslarati noted that one should choose carefully when selecting a bike rack, or other utility racks for the vehicle, as some may not allow the hatch to be opened easily and/or allow access to Supercharge at the same time.