According to Tesla Motors, with the optional $750 tow package, the Model X can tow up to 5,000 pounds. That's less than the "close to 10,000 pounds," as previosuly claimed by Tesla’s VP of Regulatory Affairs, Jim Chen, but it's still a decent figure.
But can the Model X perform well while pulling a sizable load?
In this video, the Model X is towing a decent size trailer. We suspect that its weight is close to the max 5,000-pound rating of the Model X, yet the electric car seems to take off without struggle.
The real question is what impact towing will have on range. We're certain the impact will be significant, perhaps reducing range by half, but with an EPA-rated range of 250 or 257 miles (depending on version), the Model X, even while towing a full load, will still have more range than all the sub 100-mile electric cars out there today.