I had decided not to get the tow package on my X because I've never towed a trailer before, and I don't foresee the need to do so. However, it would be nice to use a bike carrier, so I've been planning on getting the accessory hitch (it's 1.25" vs. 2"). However, looking again at the descriptions, it appears the hitch on the tow package may be removable, whereas the accessory hitch is not. I really don't want a hitch sticking out when not in use. I can always use the tow hitch for a bike rack. Has anyone talked to Tesla about the differences? Are the tow hitches on most cars removable? And by removable, does it mean when not in use you won't have the receiver sticking out? edit: so i've been trying to educate myself on hitches. I think I now understand; the tow hitch has a removable receiver - the ball piece. The hitch is permanent. The accessory hitch doesn't come with a receiver since it's not rated for heavy loads. The bike carriers etc connect directly to the hitch. The 2" tow hitch costs $750 and includes the wiring harness and the software option (brake controller). So normally one should only pick the tow hitch if they plan to tow (vs just bikes, etc.) But on the founder's series cars, you can choose the tow hitch for no additional charge. So if cost was not a factor, would you choose the smaller 1.25" accessory hitch or the 2" tow hitch if you were only going to use it for bike racks and maybe a luggage carrier?