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“Absolutely wild”: Tesla Model 3 tows massive 2.7 tonne Airstream caravan

A Tesla Model 3 set up to pull a retro Airstream caravan has impressed a pair of diehard Youtube-ing pickup (ute) fans, with its display of solid handling.

The Long Range Model 3, which sells in Australia for $81,900 before on-road costs and optional extras, and has 568km driving range based on the US-based EPA rating, was set up by Canadian tow specialist Andy Thomson, who wanted to see how the electric vehicle’s driving range and power would stand up to pulling the 8 metre, 2.7 tonne caravan.

Source: Truck King/Youtube

According to Thomson, who fitted the Model 3 out with an equaliser hitch to pull the van, it has had no trouble pulling the Airstream (although it did reduce its driving range significantly).

Reactions to the towing experience by the Truck King vloggers include that it was “incredibly smooth”, that they were “surprised by the lack of sway”, that the “torque is amazing” and the handling (particularly heading onto the highway) was “absolutely wild”.

By the way, we must note that we don’t recommend readers try this at home: the Model 3 is only rated to pull 910kg braked and 750kg braked in Australia.

Check it out for yourself:

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