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The Tesla's crossover Tesla X is also available with a towing package - something that's definitely on the must-have list of motorists who usually buy crossovers. 

During the presentation last September, Tesla X was shown pulling a trailer, but they never revealed how much exactly does the towing process affect the car's electric range. Prehaps there already is an answer. American trailer maker Bowlus put a Tesla X in front of its huge Road Chief trailer and took it for a ride.

Tesla X did its job quite remarkably. It accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in about 5.5 seconds and with the constant speed of about 80 km/h, its range fell to 70 percent of the standard EPA-rated range. So, the answers is yes, the trailer does affect Tesla X's range, but the decrease is not so drastic to make it a deal breaker, putting a customer off from getting a trailer.

And Tesla X cetrtainly looks great with a shiny trailer attached, does it not?

April 7, 2016 Driving

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