Top 10 best electric cars for towing


8. Audi Q8 E-tron

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Max towing weight: 1800kg
WLTP range: 283 – 333 miles

Audi is rather proud of the Q8 E-tron’s towing capability, using a 402bhp 55 Quattro version to haul a hefty 1800kg trailer containing a GM EV1 (remember that lead-acid-battery-powered 1990s coupé?) on a publicity-drenched 500-mile trip from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Austin, Texas, in the US.

Yet while it managed to crack a 60mph average for the trip, this figure didn’t include the time it needed to stop and recharge, because like all our EVs here, hauling a load will take a toll on range. 

In the case of the Audi SUV, that meant its claimed range of 252 miles was slashed by more than a half to just over 100 miles. 

On the plus side, if you’re not doing big distances, the Q8 E-tron in all its guises (496bhp S, swoopy Sportback and entry-level 50) all have the same 1800kg capacity, while all-round air suspension keeps everything on the level. 

The standard Q8 E-tron also has a 660-litre boot for all that caravanning and camping overflow.



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