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Model X tow range with new Tesla "Tiny House"

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by ecarfan, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Recently Elon tweeted: "Tesla Powerwalls can support houses of any size, but the cool thing is we can tow this house around with a Model X!" He was referring to a new Tesla Energy marketing program that was launched in Australia and described here Tesla creates a ‘tiny house’ to feature its energy products

    Reading Elon's tweet, reflecting on the Model X towing experiences described here on TMC where owners experience about a 50% decrease in range when towing a medium sized camper trailer, and looking at the photos of the Tesla Tiny House, I wonder how much more range is lost towing that box. :rolleyes: Of course the point of the marketing campaign is not that a Model X can tow your house. But I do get a chuckle out of the total lack of aerodynamic features of the Tiny House compared to the beautiful sleek shape of the Model X.

    And for those who have posted about towing some sort of generator to use to recharge their Tesla in remote areas, this clearly is a solution: solar panels to Powerwall to Tesla HPC to car! You've got it all in one package. ;)

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  2. Drewflux

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    Yep its a brick on wheels. Kw/kilometers will be one of the first questions I'll ask them about when it rolls through Sydney AU. I have been told the solar is normal panels on the roof, which is a bit of a disappointment. Was looking forward to seeing some tesla roof in person
     
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