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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 21 at 3:22pm
The solution at the moment is to power the trailer/caravan itself.
Out there and, apparently, available to buy.

Towed 240 miles across the Alps recently, behind an Audi E-Tron Sportback without recharging.

And this, a small teardrop trailer, with its own power source, that charges your EV as you go.
https://cleantechnica.com/2021/08/12/new-teardrop-trailer-for-electric-vehicles/



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Originally posted by eric_c

I don't think hybrids or BEVs are really ready to provide for towing just yet.



seen the current X5  hybrid ?

a friend of mine is being messed around on delivery  dates for hers at present ; however , in terms of  this thread- she and her wife chose the X5  because of towing capacity ( might want to tow an enclaosed car trailer for  competition car) and interior space  (thinking about  family  needs) ... 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eric_c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 21 at 3:58pm
Originally posted by NicolaJayne

Originally posted by eric_c

I don't think hybrids or BEVs are really ready to provide for towing just yet.



seen the current X5  hybrid ?

a friend of mine is being messed around on delivery  dates for hers at present ; however , in terms of  this thread- she and her wife chose the X5  because of towing capacity ( might want to tow an enclaosed car trailer for  competition car) and interior space  (thinking about  family  needs) ... 

A claimed electric range of 54 miles. Likely about 40 when towing a boat?
A very expensive bit of greenwashing, which is likely to use more dinosaur fuel than my old banger on a typical open meeting weekend. It's immensely heavy and will use a lot of enegy. Probably has a higher lifetime carbon footprint than a lot of sensible petrol cars.

Plugin hybrids are very good for some people. I have a mate who has one, he generally manages to use it about 90% electric, but he's on call and needs to know he can drive a long way at short notice, so a pure BEV wouldn't work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 21 at 6:33pm
Bit late on this .... But my 150bhp 1.4tsi Octavia with three large blokes inside it, towed:

A double stack trailer loaded with two javelins and all their kit, three bikes, camping gear for three.

Bit slow off the mark, getting over hills between Roscoff and Carnac a bit trying. Only got 30mpg ( usually get 50+ ). Did the job though.

One javelin no problem. One 3000, forget it's there.

We took an outlander phev to Holland a previous year and by the time we'd gone 30 miles, the battery was flat and it was just a heavy 2.0 diesel.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 21 at 12:38am
Originally posted by NickA

We took an outlander phev to Holland a previous year and by the time we'd gone 30 miles, the battery was flat and it was just a heavy 2.0 diesel.

You did well to get 30 miles on battery, most Hybrids only have around 20 miles range before the ICE kicks in...
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