You do understand that if you have a significant accident while towing with your car the legal results could be very bad. The courts think poorly of vehicles that are over weight or have no tow rating like yours. I personally think it will be fine and safe, but the range will be VERY poor. Hopefully I am wrong and you get into the 100's. We will wait for results.
How do you like the car as a daily driver?
Legally I will be fully above board. Will be staying under GVWR, GAWR, Hitch Capacity, Tire Capacity, etc. Lots of towing experience, and many research studies say towing up to 80% of vehicle weight is not a problem, so long as you have appropriate tongue weight 9-15%. I have 4 disc brakes along with new trailer brakes (with brake controller to mitigate sway if it happens, very unlikely at 55mph). The regenerative braking adds about 70hp of braking force alone. So the only argument will be that the vehicle wasn't recommended for towing, which is simply BS and "unrated". So yes it might be a fight, but I am setting myself up with a hefty amount of preparation and backup. Certainly safer than many tow setups on the road.
Will be doing a lot of short-run testing beforehand to check for stability and braking issues, but I do not think I will have a problem. Worst case I might have to install some coil-insert airbags to help the rear from squatting. Although I have already put 3-400 pounds on the back (thanks friends at the track for being guinea pigs) and the rear only squatted 1".
As for the car as a daily driver, I absolutely love it. If you told 16 year old me that my first new car would be a F-ing Kia, I would have punched 26 year old me in the face.
But it drives extremely well, very comfortable, lots of standard equipment (adaptive cruise and lane keep!). It has a stupid amount of torque, I can take gaps in traffic or yellow lights that would not be possible in any ICE car that has to downshift. Paddle shifters on the wheel to control regenerative braking levels which is awesome and keeps me engaged.
Only issues are the Kia badge, and FWD.
I have a DC fast charging station (50KW) 2 miles from my house, and a Level 2 charging station (7KW) 200 yards from my house. Ideally I will be installing a 240V outlet to charge at home to save a bit of $. It is fantastic for the environment, and charging cost is the equivalent of having a 67-70MPG gasoline car.
No reason to assume no tow rating.
Tesla Model X - rated at 4980
Tesla Model 3 - Tesla has a hitch for it. Tow rating unknown
I would be suprised if it will be able to tow the distance, but I am curious. I look forward to hearing
Yep. From all the research I have done, the only reason EV's are not rated for towing is because "The Range Will be Affected"
Funny because range is obviously affected on any ICE vehicle while towing as well...
And yes Model X is rated to tow 80% of its weight. We will be under that ratio as well (75-80%)