Tesla Model 3 with €1,000+ tow hitch option can tow up to 910 kg (2,006 lbs)

Tesla introduced a new option in the European Tesla Model 3 design studio - the Tow Hitch for towing up to 910 kg (2,006 lbs).

It's available only when placing an order for a new Model 3, and there is no option to retrofit existing Model 3 with the tow hitch at Tesla service.

"High strength steel tow bar with a removable adapter. Capable of towing up to 910 kgs."

"Tow Hitch cannot be installed after delivery"

Even with a full load, the Model 3 and trailer will stay below 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs) for the base and most common B driving license for cars.

The price depends on the country, but in general, it's slightly above €1,000. Here are a few examples:

  • Germany: €1,060
  • France €1,070
  • Netherlands: €1,080
  • Norway: 8,300 NOK
  • Switzerland: 1,080 CHF
  • UK: £970

Towing option for the Model 3 looks reasonable compared to other models:

  • Nissan e-NV200: 430 kg
  • Jaguar I-PACE: 750 kg
  • Tesla Model 3: 910 kg
  • Kia Niro PHEV: 1,300 kg
  • Audi e-tron: 1,800 kg
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC: 1,800 kg
  • Tesla Model X: 2,250 kg

The energy consumption increase when towing highly depends on the trailer (its size, aerodynamics and weight) and in general, can more than double consumption, which means a significant range decrease.

More about the matter from EV-towing veteran Bjørn Nyland:

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