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pianotuna wrote:

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But does a BEV have such a drive train?



Some do

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Drove the car today. I loved it. It can't be towed four down. It is front wheel drive so it could be towed using a dolly. Preferred towing is on platform.

I'll keep my existing car for 5 years and then look seriously at a used Kona.

I'll be posting answers to some questions I asked.


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Hi Don, in your search have you run across any EV's that can be towed 4 down?

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pianotuna wrote:

Drove the car today. I loved it. It can't be towed four down. It is front wheel drive so it could be towed using a dolly. Preferred towing is on platform.

I'll keep my existing car for 5 years and then look seriously at a used Kona.

I'll be posting answers to some questions I asked.


Hi Don. I have seen a couple leafs being towed on Dollies. So doable. The rear wheels are essentially just two donuts going round and round.

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Hi Gjac,

Not a single one, unfortunately. The problem is that "neutral" doesn't do a mechanical disconnect between the electric motor and drive train. So it would spin.

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Hi Don, in your search have you run across any EV's that can be towed 4 down?


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Don did you have a chance to look at the EVSE in the bag? Just wondering if ithe included EVSE will do 240 volt. The website isn’t clear.

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EV range is VERY important if you want flexibility in use of your single "daily driver". We can't afford two vehicles .... one for trips to the next state over in all kinds of weather and another for trips to the country market down the road.

We need one vehicle that can do it all. Eventually EVs will have 400+ mile ranges, and at that time we'll maybe give some thought to owning one.


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Hi,

No the EVSE that comes with the car is 120 volt.

They do sell a 240 volt EVSE for between 400 to 500 dollars.

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Don did you have a chance to look at the EVSE in the bag? Just wondering if ithe included EVSE will do 240 volt. The website isn’t clear.


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pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

No the EVSE that comes with the car is 120 volt.

They do sell a 240 volt EVSE for between 400 to 500 dollars.

Reisender wrote:

Don did you have a chance to look at the EVSE in the bag? Just wondering if ithe included EVSE will do 240 volt. The website isn’t clear.


Thanks Don. Just curious.

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