I cannot find anyone who has towed with an EV6 on any forums or YouTube videos. If you have any experience could you share it
If your like me I am guessing you're looking for a "2" receiver" and not a tow bar which I've seen online as a foldable bar with a ball mounted on it.Right?I'll add one to the OP request and ask if anyone has even seen an EV6 with a tow bar? I only need it for a bike rack but I'd like to see where the factory one sits. I'm guessing it will only be a 1-1/4 so would need an adapter for my 2" rack. Looking at the area under the bottom of the back bumper it isn't obvious where it wold be positioned unless it hung completely below which would put it quite low to the ground.
Exactly. I have a 1-Up super duty bike rack set up for a 2" receiver. While I could theoretically use an adapter for a 1-1/4 receiver that would not be an ideal solution. Any kind of retractible ball option would be useless for me. I did briefly look for some kind of adapter for the invisible towbar contraption that would provide a 2" receiver but came up empty.If your like me I am guessing you're looking for a "2" receiver" and not a tow bar which I've seen online as a foldable bar with a ball mounted on it.Right?
Any report like that should also take into account wind, elevation gains/losses etc. I've had trips in our ICE car where the mileage, not towing anything, took a huge hit because we were driving into a strong headwind at highway speeds. On the flip side you could probably get amazing numbers with a tailwind driving down a long decentThe reason for asking about towing experiences of the EV6 is because of the uncertainty of range reduction. In a YouTube video in America a man towing a sports car on a low loader weight 3,000Lbs, achieved 2.9 M/KW with an e-niro (Illegal in the UK) which was incredible. This was put down to the low drag the trailer made.
When towing a caravan, is the suggested 50% reduction in range based on the published WLTP combined figure, the range achieved at 70 mph or the range at a steady 55mph. All three calculations will give you a very wide range of figures with a significant variation
Looking forward to hearing about it. I’m taking delivery Friday of AWD. I have Moto and go from Maine to upstate NY. Also have failing pick-up so was wondering if a trailer could fill in there.I will have my trailer hitch installed in three days and will post a photo for you. I paid for the AWD because I need to tow motorcycle, compost, building materials. It is not a daily thing but it is a part of how I work and play....
I'll let you now.
I am part of Ohmmu, which is a company that builds 12V batteries specifically for Electric Vehicles. I haven’t towed with my EV6 yet but I’ve towed many times with Teslas (Y and X models). I will share my thoughts on the 12V battery and tow power issue you asked about;I have just bought a Kia EV6 AWD and a Baily Cabrera caravan. I have a concern about the electric connection between the two. I understand from the caravan dealer that in the 13pin plug, there is one pin for the auxiliary circuits i.e. fridge etc, and one to charge the 12v leisure battery. In ICE cars you have large 12v battery's and powerful alternators.. The two battery's can be connected together without a problem and the alternator is powerful enough to charge them both.
In the case of an EV, the 12v battery is small and under normal circumstances it has been know in numerous models to sometimes go flat. This will then not allow the car to turn on.
Will connecting the large leisure battery to the small car battery increase the possibility of this happening?
Are there any precautions you can take, i.e. only connect when car is in ready mode?
Should you not connect the 12v charging pin which would mean the battery taking full auxiliary load when the car is detached to charge?.
In general, is there a problem connecting, disconnecting the plug when both are live i.e. drawing a spark and damaging pins?
Has anyone any thoughts?