Using a Bolt EV to tow a light pop-up camper to Boltergeist Canyon
Here’s a very exciting and detailed trip report of towing a camper using Chevy bolt from Heber City, UT area to a remote campsite in Southern Utah 🙂 It’s a 568 miles round trip towing a trailer that’s about 1650lb loaded. The report explains the provisions under US and UK towings laws
Trip highlights from reddit
- 568 miles round trip towing a trailer that’s about 1650lb loaded
- Averaged just over 2 mi/kWh going 60-65mph
Here are some cool pics from the trip
There you have it- a nearly 600 mile trip with a popup camper, and the only fossil fuels I burned were the couple pounds of LPG for the stove and buddy heater. I was able to pull it off with what’s an affordable EV now, and I’m looking forward to this being within reach for folks who aren’t making Model X money or pushing the limits of sanity with a Bolt. Hopefully the ID.4 will be part of that- I was thinking of its factory 2700 lb tow rating, extra battery capacity, and 125kW charging this whole trip. Someday, towing will be within grasp of many more EV owners.
Disclaimer: Chevrolet does not recommend towing with the Bolt EV. It may not be legal or insurable where you are.