Tesla Model X Spotted while Towing a Dump Trailer, Testing 10,000 lbs Towing Capacity

Last time we heard about the Model X was after the model had been spotted at a Supercharger site, with a panoramic windshield looking like a philosopher's forehead.
Tesla Model X 3 photos
Photo: Teslarati via Darin
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It told us the Model X will make sure occupants travel in the best comfort available using an airy cockpit, but Tesla Motors' crossover will be all about the muscle as well.

We say that because a test mule was recently spotted on Highway 101 in California, with a dump trailer attached to it's back end.

Now, if you remember, previous spyshots revealed a tow hitch coming out of the camouflage foil that was generously covering the car. It looks like Elon Musk thought it was high time engineers tested the towing capacity announced by Jim Chen, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Tesla, during the Georgia Technology Summit.

We're talking about a theoretical towing capacity close to 10,000 pounds, or 4,535 kg. Just to put things into perspective, consider this: the Ram 1500 Express has a maximum towing capacity of 10,500 lbs (4,762 kg), so yeah, the Model X will also know how to throw a punch, if we are to put it metaphorically.

Also, if we consider the trailer weighs around 1,500 lbs (680 kg), you'd still have 7,500 pounds (3,402 kg) worth of speedboat, motorcycles or whatnot to pull from A to B.

The pictures you'll see attached to this article come from Teslarati and are proof that Tesla means business with this car.

Powertrain of the Model X

Recently, rumors gained momentum and the most mentioned configuration for the Model X - although there's no official info on that - relates to dual motor power, all-wheel drive and 90 kWh of battery capacity.

Maximum range should be somewhere near 230 miles (370 km), but we would rather wait until Elon Musk discloses official data on the Model X.
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