Tesla Model X Will Be The First Electric Vehicle To Offer Towing Capability

We still have some slim doubt as to whether the much-anticipated Tesla Model X electric crossover will ever touch-down on planet Earth, and we have yet to hear any confirmed specifications, but that hasn’t stopped Tesla Motors from opening customer reservations for the vehicle… back in early 2012, that is. But if there’s one thing we do know, it’s that the Model X will be the first electric vehicle to come equipped with a towbar.

That’s according to Autoblog, who recently got their mitts on an official email sent to future owners of the coming 2016 electric crossover. And it’s big news, as a towbar is rare enough even on similar hybrid vehicles.

But with dual-motor AWD standard, coupled with the impressive low-speed torque characteristics of electric motors, it makes sense to avail customers the option to tow with the crossover. A best-in-class aerodynamic drag coefficient ought to help provide a respectable driving range, and it’s anticipated that the Tesla newest model will also make use of the same batteries as in the Model S — both, the 60 kWh and 85 kWh varieties.

Reserving a Tesla Model X will set you back $5,000, but Tesla’s website is promising deliveries for new reservations to commence in early 2016. We’ll see.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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