Towing - definition


Towing capacity is a measure describing the upper limit to the weight of a trailer an EV can tow and may be expressed in pounds or kilograms. Towing capacity may either refer to braked or unbraked towing capacity, and we list both in our spec pages when the details are made public by EV manufacturers.

The braked towing capacity is the towing capacity of a vehicle if the trailer being towed has its own braking system, typically connected to the vehicle's braking system via the trailer cable. Braked towing capacity is typically significantly greater than unbraked towing capacity, which is the towing capacity of a vehicle towing a trailer that does not have its own braking system.