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4=. Mercedes-Benz EQC

Regardless of being at the least two steps additional up Mercedes’ electrical SUV ladder than the EQA, the EQC’s towing restrict is capped on the similar 1800kg. That may appear just a little odd, given the twin-motor EQC 400 4Matic packs 402bhp and a rippling 561lb ft of torque however, given the towing weight takes into consideration the general mass in transit, which incorporates the automobile’s kerb weight, the EQC’s 2490kg locations it at a major drawback to the 2105kg EQA. What the bigger automobile does have in its favour, nevertheless, is normal self-leveling air springs for the rear suspension, offering a stage towing platform that does away with the nose-high-and-arse-on-the-ground angle of many tow automobiles. It additionally advantages from the identical stability enhancing Trailer Help system as its smaller sibling.

4=. Audi E-tron

Audi is fairly pleased with the E-tron’s towing functionality, utilizing a 402bhp 55 quattro to haul a hefty 1800kg trailer containing a GM EV1 (keep in mind that lead-acid-battery-powered Nineteen Nineties coupé?) on a publicity drenched 500 mile journey from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Austin, Texas within the US. But whereas it managed to crack a 60mph common for the journey, this determine didn’t embody the time it wanted to cease and recharge, as a result of like all our EVs right here, hauling a load will take a toll on vary. Within the case of the Audi SUV, that meant its claimed vary of 252 miles was slashed by greater than a half to simply over 100 miles. On the plus facet, should you’re not doing huge distances, the E-tron in all its guises (496bhp S, swoopy Sportback and entry-level 50) all have the identical 1800kg capability, whereas all-round air suspension retains every thing on the extent. The usual E-tron additionally has a 660-litre boot for all that caravanning and tenting overflow.


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