One of the most frequent questions we get asked about electric cars is ‘can they tow’. It seems there are a few caravaners out there who are a bit worried about the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030.
Well, the first thing we would say is that you don’t need to worry too much, as the ban doesn’t come in for another eight years. And a LOT can change in that time. Also, you have until 2035 until hybrids will be banned, and plug in hybrids are actually really good for towing as they have plenty of low down pulling power.
But, just say you do want to tow with an electric car. Is it possible? Yes, and in fact some are really good at it; something like an Audi e-tron can tow a maximum of 1,800kg – which is the same as a Land Rover Discovery Sport! The new Kia EV9 has an even more impressive total, at up to 2,500kg.