Tesla Model X Boat Towing Acceleration & Energy Usage / Range Test – Videos
Max Kennedy’s Tesla Model X towing boat is having a busy January.
One of the latest test concerns acceleration with some 4,850 lbs / 2,200 kg boat (but not in Ludicrous mode, as that would be too Insane).
Just 6-7 seconds for acceleration from 55 mph to 80 mph (88 km/h to 129 km/h) with 400 kW.
According to the driver, that Model X accelerates like the boat is not even there.
There seems to be no trailer image in the instrument cluster; maybe something for an update in the future? Update/Editor’s Note: Correction, Tesla does have a towing icon on the dash – thanks to Scottf for the image.
The second video (below) is the all-important range drop on the Model X with the boat in Trailer Mode.
The energy usage on the highway at 55-60 mph seems to changing from over 550 Wh/mile to over 900 Wh/mile depending on road conditions (flat / hill) and the time frame of average energy consumption.
We believe that the average for the journey while towing should be well below 600 Wh/mile if driven conservatively, and range then could be over 150 miles (it seems it would even be possible to get up to a max of 200 miles) on the 90,000 Wh (90 kWh) pack.
The EPA rates the 90 kWh versions of the Model X as seen below: