888 Tows towing a tesla on a flatbed truck

Towing an electric vehicle (EV) requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure safety, minimize damage, and address the unique characteristics of electric systems. 888 Tows can effectively handle your electric vehicle and provide safe and reliable towing services for EV owners. We have the experience and knowledge to tow it to a dealership or a charging station.

Tow Mode Activation

Firstly, it’s crucial to understand the specific towing procedures outlined by the EV manufacturer. The method for activating tow mode can vary between EV models, so it’s essential to consult the owner’s manual for specific instructions. These procedures are designed to disengage the drivetrain, prepare the vehicle for towing, and reduce the risk of damage to the vehicle’s components.

Flatbed Towing Preferred

Additionally, choosing the right type of tow truck is essential, with flatbed tow trucks being the preferred option due to their ability to lift the entire vehicle off the ground, minimizing the risk of damage to the EV’s drivetrain and wheels.

When using a wheel-lift tow truck, it’s important to ensure that the drive wheels (typically the rear wheels in most EVs) are not in contact with the ground during towing. This prevents damage to the EV’s drivetrain.

Range Anxiety and Charging Needs

Moreover, EV owners and towing operators should be mindful of factors such as range anxiety and charging needs, especially when towing over long distances. Towing an EV consumes additional energy from the battery, potentially reducing the vehicle’s range, so planning for charging stops and monitoring battery temperature is crucial. It’s also important to ensure that roadside assistance coverage includes towing services for electric vehicles, as not all towing companies may be equipped to handle EVs.

Weight Distribution

Proper weight distribution is an essential consideration when towing an EV. Electric vehicles tend to be heavier than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles due to the weight of the battery pack. Overloading the towing vehicle or trailer can affect stability and handling. Be sure to adhere to the towing capacity and weight distribution guidelines provided by the vehicle manufacturer.

Why Choose 888 TOWS:

  1. Prompt and Reliable Service: We understand the urgency of a dead battery situation. That’s why we pride ourselves on our prompt and reliable service. With 888 TOWS, you can count on us to be there when you need us the most.
  2. Experienced Technicians: Our team of skilled technicians is well-trained and experienced in handling battery-related issues. Rest assured; your vehicle is in capable hands with 888 TOWS.
  3. 24/7 Emergency Assistance: Car troubles don’t wait for convenient hours, and neither do we. Our 24/7 emergency assistance ensures that help is just a phone call away. When you  contact us we’ll dispatch a team to your location.

How to Reach Us

While the basic principles of towing an EV remain consistent, 888 tows understands and follows the specific towing procedures recommended by the EV manufacturer to avoid causing damage to the vehicle and ensure safety during transport. By following proper procedures, choosing the right equipment, and planning for contingencies, EV owners and 888 Tows operators will help ensure a safe and successful towing experience for electric vehicles.