Tow hitch, which has been one of the most owner-requested features for the Model 3, has finally been launched for customers in the European markets. As pointed out by the folks over at Electrek, Tesla updated the Model 3 online configurator in Europe to add a tow hitch option.
Model X was Tesla’s first passenger electric vehicle with a high towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. CEO Elon Musk recently said Tesla although could have made it available years ago for the Model 3, they had yet to launch the option until now.
Priced at £970 in the UK, which is the equivalent of CAD $1,700 in Canada, tow hitch for Model 3 is now available for Tesla buyers in Europe. Tesla says that it has a towing capacity of up to 910 kg (2,000 lbs):
“High strength steel tow bar with a removable adapter. Capable of towing up to 910 kgs.”
At that capacity, the hitch will be primarily used for hitch racks, but it could also tow a small trailer – though it would significantly affect the Model 3’s efficiency.
According to the configurator, Tesla cannot retrofit Model 3 vehicles with a tow hitch. It needs to be custom ordered.
Tesla used to have a custom hitch rack for Model X as well, but it has been out of stock online for quite a while.
In Canada, Tesla recently created a new cheaper, Model 3 with 150km range, which allowed the vehicle to qualify for Canada’s new $5,000 EV rebate program.