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Can I tow a small caravan with an electric car?

I'm contemplating joining the green revolution and buying an all-electric or hybrid car. However, I want it to be able to tow my very small Eriba Puck caravan. Is this possible and permissible? I had a look at a Toyota Auris Hybrid but the dealer said I could not tow with it.

Asked on 11 July 2017 by gillemor

Answered by Honest John
In theory it is possible that an electric car could tow to a greatly reduced, or probably less than half of its solo range. But if the car is not EU Type Approved to tow and an EU Type Approved towbar is not available for it you cannot legally tow with it. A compromise might be a Toyota RAV-4 hybrid 4x4 or a Mitsubish Outlender PHEV, both of which are approved to tow.
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