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Can you tow your classic car with an electric truck?


#1

Making a truck powered by batteries is simple, in that you can do the same thing you to do with a car or crossover but wrap it in a truck body instead. Making a pickup that actually performs like a truck needs to, well, that’s another thing. At first glance, startup Rivian is making a credible entry with the R1T truck and R1S SUV, both revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/27/can-you-tow-with-rivian-ev

#2

Personally I think these are awesome. They are near the top of the market, but are compelling options if they can make it to production.


#3

Just wondering what the range loss would be in northern climates of say 22 degrees F. with the cab heater on full, a four bed snowmobile (with snowmobiles) behind and do not forget the sound system cranking out the sound?


#4

@ajmelderis I think you just described the worst-case use scenario for an electric truck. Half the range?


#5

Heat is a worse enemy to batteries than cold so I think a tougher challenge would be in above 90 degree temperatures running the AC with the fan on high carrying the load you listed. Either way, I think I’ll stay with my gasoline powered real truck. Or if I really pulled or carried heavy loads I would go with diesel power but never rely on electric unless it was something lie diesel/electric like locomotives use.