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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:48 am 
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Yeah... about that. The dealer told me the PHEV can tow a weight of 1500 pounds. I tried searching, some sites mean the "effort" of towing 1500 pounds is about 10% of the total weight of the trailer, so a maximum weight of 15000 pounds?

Or is it the other way around?

It's my first vehicle with a towing hitch, sorry about the newbie question. I just don't want that hitch to be an overpriced decoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Towing capacity
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am 
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Sorry. Depending on the market you're in the trailer must be no more than 1500 pounds or 1500 kg.


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 Post subject: Re: Towing capacity
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:43 am 
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I'm guessing your dealer may have been referring to an unbraked trailer.

In Sweden the PHEVs towing limits are as follows:

750 kg (1 650 lbs) for an unbraked trailer

1 500 kg (3 300 lbs) for a braked trailer.

I expect the above limits would be the same for other EU countries (and not wildly different in other countries).

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 Post subject: Re: Towing capacity
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:23 am 
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US, Canada and New Zealand Zealand are known to have lower tow ratings (pounds for kgs, really). OP may be in one of those countries.


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