EV advice: Towing has to be possible!

3/6/19, 5:00 PM -

A word about towing: Electric cars can only help other drivers if their battery is ready for return charging. Chinese BYD can, but American Tesla cannot (yet)!

One car can give power to another - with bidirectional charging.

Your EV is just able to help other electric cars that have run out of power going again, if the battery systems of both cars are laid out for return charging. For this reason, you should only buy EVs that have this feature (bi-directional charging) as standard.

Otherwise, the only thing left to do is call your automotive club to come and tow the stranded vehicle and that will cost you money. Which brings us back to the first tip: know the true cost of vehicles! (HS)

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