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Models S...Tow Points

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tdelta1000, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Does anyone know where the tow points are for the "S"? During my recent visit to see the Beta "S" I could see any outward signs of towing points.
     
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    I asked about this back in the NAIAS-related e-mail and didn't get an answer on it. I also looked at the Bellevue vehicle somewhat (somewhat = behind ropes) and didn't see any.
     
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    I do believe Tesla has stated that the Model S is not designed or rated for towing. Model X however will be.
     
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    #4 brianman, Feb 9, 2012
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    @Doug_G - Clarification...
    The request/concern is for towing *of* the S, not by the S. Also, some of us want tow points on the front as a front license plate anchor location.

    Being towed - Tow points are threaded holes on the front, usually hidden from sight somewhat.
    Doing towing - Tow hitch, typically on the back, and usually very conspicuous.
     
  5. Doug_G

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    #5 Doug_G, Feb 9, 2012
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    Doh.

    I haven't seen any tow hooks on the front of the car, so it may very well have the same screw-in bolt thing that the Roadster does.

    Edit: I've looked at my close-up photos from the Toronto beta tour, and can't find any sign of front tow hooks or somewhere to screw in a bolt (or a license plate for that matter). I can't completely rule out tow hooks because my best angle isn't quite low enough. It's also entirely possible that this feature is missing from the early betas.
     

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