With the announced ban on gas and diesel vehicles on the west coast in California, how long will we have to wait to see the green revolution hit the towing industry? Well, we have some good news and some bad towing service Falls Church VAnews, and in this article, we are going to look at the current electronic vehicle (EV) options and what the future holds for the towing industry across the United States.

The Current slate of EV’s

As of writing this, the current slate of pure EV’s is quite limited in terms of towing options for companies. First, the issue of range. The current champion in terms of range is the Tesla Model X Long Range which as roughly 95- Kilowatt-hours on a single charge. This works out to 328 miles of range, which is quite a bit shorter than the 2020 F-150 for instance which clocks in around 500 miles per tank. This range drops, even more, when you consider that when towing a 5000-pound load, a Tesla Model X Long Range drops to about 100 miles on flat roads.

Thus, the current slate of EV’s does not provide much in terms of options for towing companies that are looking to invest in the next state of the art towing option for their fleet. However, it is coming.

The future of EV’s

Not surprising, the current slate of EV companies and traditional automakers are starting to look towards the truck and towing market for the next release of EV’s. Here are some of our favorites to keep an eye out for:


The Tesla Cybertruck

The Cybertruck is one of the most powerful trucks that we have seen specks for on the EV market. The single motor truck will have a 7500-pound rating and will have a 250-mile range. The dual-motor model will be able to tow 10,000 pounds and have a range of 300 miles.


The Rivian R1T is releasing their truck in 2021 and has some serious backers including Ford. The truck will have 105, 135 and 180-kilowatt hour battery packs that will allow trucks to go 230, 300 and 400 miles each. Every model will come with 10,000 pounds towing, and the company already has pre-orders from Amazon for 100,000 vehicles.


Ford is planning to over 16 EV models by the end of 2022. The four-door SUV the Mustang Mach E will have a range of 300 miles. We are still waiting for the specs for the F-150 pickup, but many are suggesting that the towing and range will be larger than the Tesla Cybertruck.

Final Thoughts

The EV revolution is not here in towing yet, but over the next 5-10 years, we will start to see more and more towing companies looking to invest and use EV’s in their fleet. Are you interested in getting a tow from an EV or looking to outfit your next fleet? Let us know, as we both know; the EV revolution will eventually come to a tow truck fleet near you!

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