Towing with Hybrid/electric cars

pegwr33 replied on 22/06/2019 20:04

Posted on 22/06/2019 20:04

I know that the Mitsubishi Phev can tow, but what other hybrid/electric vehicles are out there which would comfortably tow a mid-range caravan weighing around 1,500 kgs?

I have looked at some forums and it seems to suggest that towing with a hybrid is not to be recommended.

Lutz replied on 23/06/2019 12:22

Posted on 23/06/2019 12:22

For about 7 years I towed an 1800kg caravan with a Lexus RX400h hybrid - a nice car that returned fantastic fuel economy solo in city driving, but the benefits when towing were marginal.

Wildwood replied on 23/06/2019 15:29

Posted on 23/06/2019 15:29

The Lexus and the Mitsubushi are the only cars I have come across as suitable for towing but new models are coming out all the time. The new Toyota Corolla due out next year looks good on paper but we will have to wait and see.

RedKite replied on 24/06/2019 18:11

Posted on 24/06/2019 18:11

We have a friend in Hampshire is now on his second Lexus hybrid and would not change to any other make,  he did have an Elddis but now tows an Adria no problems and very happy with his latest combination.

MollysMummy replied on 24/06/2019 18:26

Posted on 24/06/2019 18:26

If you watched Top Gear last night, it implied that an electric only car is virtually useless. The 11 plate Leaf had a very disappointing range. A hybrid will have switched to petrol/diesel by the end of the street when towing.

I know that Top Gear isn't the b all & end all.

derekcyril replied on 24/06/2019 18:46

Posted on 24/06/2019 18:46

Land rover have got one now , so you can tow 100 miles .great ..imagine the queque at plug in points with caravan behind ,,on sites bollards with plug in , How much is a ehu gonna cost ?

Tinwheeler replied on 24/06/2019 18:58

Posted on 24/06/2019 18:58

You’re behind the times, DC. At present you are allowed to charge your lekky car on site but only via a socket in your caravan, not directly from the EHU bollard.