Tesla Model Y Towing Capacity


Tesla Model Y Towing Capacity: After the success of the Model 3, the Tesla Model Y was released. The Model Y shares approximately 75% of the parts that went into the Model 3. The Tesla Model Y  can be considered a slightly larger/taller version of the Model 3. There are two important differences.

The Model Y hatchback makes loading and unloading much simpler than the Model 3. It has a smaller trunk opening, making it easier to load and unload. The Tesla Model Y Towing an official US rating of is3,500 lbs.

The Model Y had 98% battery (98% State of Charge)and used air conditioning the whole trip. By the time it arrived, it was at 30% SoCBased on the information gathered by the car, Model Y was at 45 percent efficiency when pulling the boat.

This amounts to less than 50% of the range that drivers normally have when not towing boats. It was quite cold in this test (64 degrees Fahrenheit/18 ° Celsius) which could have affected the distance.

The power consumed was 54.3 kWh. He covered a distance of 98 miles (158.3 km). The estimated price for the power of the trip was $7.46 ($0.14 for each kWh) and the fuel savings were $7.23. It’s certainly less than an excursion using gasoline. At the time he reached his point of departure the battery was 30 percent.

Key Tesla Model Y Specs

➡Official Towing Capacity 3500 lbs

➡Availability Now

➡Price Starting at $51,990 (Long Range), > $60,990(Performance).

➡EPA Range – 326 miles (Long Range) > 303 miles (Performance)

➡Towing Range Estimate (50%) – 163 Miles (Long Range), > 151 Miles (Performance).

➡Maximum Charge rate – 220kW (V3 TeslaSupercharger).

Tesla Model Y HP & Torque

➡Long Range AWD with 346 HP & 389 lb. ft torque

➡Performance AWD with 450 HP & 471 lb. ft of torque

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Tesla Model Y Towing Capabilities

The Tesla Model Y, unlike the US Model 3, is officially rated by Tesla to tow up to 3,500 lbs. The Model 3 in Europe is to be towable by Tesla at 2,006 lbs, but Tesla has not given the Model 3 Performance a rating for towing.

The US Model Y has a 3,500 lb tow rating. However, both Long Range and Performance versions share the same tow rating.

It is interesting to note that many people believed the Tesla Model 3 Performance was not capable of towing due to its 20″ wheels. The Tesla Model Y Performance, however, has larger 21″ alloys and has the same tow rating as the Model Y Long Range.

Tesla offers the Model Y with a $1,000 Class 2-tow hitch package. Tesla claims that the hitch can tow up to 3,500 pounds, but the vehicle’s tongue weight is unknown.

However, in several media outlets such as Model X. With a Model Y’s tongue weight of 300 lbs, I would expect a significant drop in the back.

Tesla Y Model Tow Hitch

A tow hitch is essential for a Tesla car that can tow items. Tow hitch sales are available at franchise stores for approximately 1200 USD. This will be in addition to your total car cost. You can also buy the tow hitch from an external source such as Torklift Central’s EcoHitch.

The package price is 1000 USD. However, if you need professionals to install the in your car, it will cost an additional 200 USD. The tow hitch package’s total cost is 1200 USD. The maximum Tesla Model Y towing weight is accommodated by the tow hitch.

➡A 2” hitch receiver with a single steel towbar and a 1” hitch receiver

➡NA 7-pin standard connector for a trailer harness

➡Software package to activate and deactivate trailer mode

My Thoughts On The Tesla Model Y

As I stated, if I were going to tow the Tesla Model Y with my own vehicle I would opt for the official tow package.

This will allow me to access the official Tesla towing software updates that I am certain will be available in the future. In the Electric Road Trip video, you can see that the satellite navigation guided the car under a bridge.

You cannot currently add trailer height/width to the satellite navigation to allow it to select a suitable route. However, I expect an update.

A towing software update will allow you to enter the weight and general dimensions of your trailer for the Tesla Model Y.

This will give you an updated estimate of the towing range. Although it is impossible for the cars to calculate the drag/wind resistance trailer, a rough estimate of the towing range is better than none.

Tesla Model Y Towing Review

Tesla Model Y Towing FAQs

Can Model Y tow 5000 lbs?

According to Tesla, the Model Y can tow up to 3,500 pounds with the tow package. The tow package comes with a high-strength tow bar with a two-inch hitch receiver.

The Tesla Model X and Model Y are capable of towing a boat or trailer. The Model X tow package is rated for up to 5000 pounds on 20” wheels or 3500 pounds on 22” wheels. The Model Y is capable of towing a maximum of 3500 pounds. However, the battery range is reduced by 30-60% when towing most trailers.
The Model X has Tesla’s highest towing capacity (of those currently being produced). The Model X and the Model X Plaid can both tow up to 5000 lbs (2268 kg) with the 20” Cyberstream Wheels, bringing it up to a maximum tongue weight of 500 lb (230 kg). Jun 24, 2022
We recommend plugging in every evening to top off the battery. What percentage should I charge the battery to? For regular use, we recommend keeping your car set within the ‘Daily’ range bracket, up to approximately 90%. Charging up to 100% is best saved for when you are preparing for a longer trip.
In almost all cases, charging your Tesla at home is going to save you the most money, since Superchargers tend to bill at a higher rate per kWh than your utility does. Depending on the model you have, it will cost between $7.65 to $15.29 to completely charge your Tesla at home. Mar 22, 2022
between $13,000 and $14,000
Ideally, the most basic battery replacement in tesla costs between $13,000 and $14,000. Replacing a Tesla battery in a Model S premium sedan can cost around $13,000-$20,000. Replacing the battery in the Model 3 entry-level sedan and Model X premium SUV can cost at least $13,000 and $14,000, respectively. Mar 17, 2022

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