Bjørn Nyland shows us exactly what it's like to tow a boat up a mountain with a Tesla Model X, overtaking "fricking fossils" and all.
This is a hilarious video, due to the constant commentary by Mr. Nyland.
Being that he's driving for quite some time in the spot, he feels the need to break the silence, and he's definitely on a roll with his comical rambling. Let's count the number of times he says "Sheeeeit."
Bjørn Nyland's Tesla Model X, "Optimus Prime," towing a boat up a mountain in Norway.
The drive gets steep quickly, and the road is filled with tight, hairpin turns. He's pulling 5,000 pounds (the Model X's maximum payload) up to an elevation of about 2,000 feet. We've seen Bjørn do this before, but not with this much weight, and this time the scenery is outstanding. So nice, in fact, that he says he's going to Tweet some pictures out to Elon.
The fan comes on at times, but doesn't stay on long, and he's not able to max out any power limits. Though the Model X can't tow as much weight as some competing SUVs, the electric powertrain is definitely an advantage for towing. Watching him pass with ease, uphill and with maxed weight, is a sight to see.
Video Description via Bjørn Nyland on YouTube:
A rambling video of me towing a big boat up Hemsedal mountains. It was 600 m/2000 ft elevation. I was not able to provoke any power limits. Yes, I have a crack on my window. Insurance will cover 100 % of the cost.