The range game: how viable are EVs at towing?
So considerably so fantastic, besides that, with the car or truck and caravan divided, two matters transpired to me. Initially, with out a hitch lock securing it, the caravan was at chance of staying stolen and 2nd, I experienced arrived by a one-way street utilized by HGVs and there was no highway for heading again to the automobile park.
I asked the cashier at the HGV gas station what to do. “Drive again the way you came,” he explained. “If you are careful, you will stay away from a truck.”
I took his assistance and, cautiously negotiating a blind bend out of the lorry region, drove to the automobile park. The Enyaq has a CCS charging port, so I was able to hook up to a 120kW Gridserve charger. At this issue, the battery was reading through 19%, but after 30 minutes and an infusion of 22.40kWh costing £13.36, it was up to 50%. This restored the car’s array to 129 miles. That was more than enough, I resolved, specially with the Discovery out of sight and unsecured.
I returned to the caravan, hitched up and headed on to the campsite, just 4 miles absent, to loosen up in the caravan’s properly-appointed inside.
Later on, again at Bailey, I did the sums. In excess of the system of 60 miles towing the caravan, the Enyaq experienced returned 2.0mpkWh. Multiplying this by the usable battery capacity gave a variety when towing of 154 miles, or all around 55% of the 277-mile assortment that I could count on to accomplish when driving the Enyaq without the need of the caravan.