What’s the safest way to tow or recover your electric vehicle?


When the worst happens, and your electric vehicle needs to be towed, how do you do it? Despite popular belief, they can be towed, but it has to be done on a flatbed. There are a variety of reasons why your electric vehicle might need to be towed. Perhaps you have a flat battery, an engine fault, you’ve been involved in an accident or even flat tires.

Regardless of why you need a tow, don’t panic. Your vehicle can be safely towed.

In the following article, we’ll take a closer look at electric vehicle towing. We’ll also cover why you shouldn’t tow your electric vehicle incorrectly.

How Do We Tow an Electric Vehicle?

Unlike many regular cars, electric vehicles don’t have neutral. Of course, there are some with a neutral position, such as the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt, but the majority of electric vehicles don’t.

When your vehicle stops unexpectantly, it can be quite stressful. Luckily, there is a safe way to tow your vehicle. At Mountain Recovery, we always use a flatbed tow truck to safely recover any electric vehicles.

When your vehicle is on the flatbed tow truck, you don’t have to worry about incurring any additional damage because the vehicle is 100% secure and tied down. The wheel isn’t moving. If you tow an electric vehicle with the wheels on the road, it can cause expensive damage to the motor, transmission, or batteries.

The last thing you want to do with your electric car is tow it incorrectly. Don’t just call a friend and have them tow your electric vehicle with a tow strap. It can cause a lot of additional damage to your car and even affect your vehicle’s warranty. It can be tempting to take the cheap option, but the last thing anyone wants is an expensive repair bill because their vehicle was towed incorrectly.

If your vehicle needs to be towed for any reason, then call the professionals at Mountain Recovery. We have the experience and equipment to safely tow your electric vehicle and get you where you need to be.

Your Towing Specialist in Colorado

Now you know the right way to tow your electric vehicle. If you find yourself requiring a tow or recovery for your vehicle, then please don’t hesitate to reach out!

If the worst has happened and you need to recover your vehicle, don’t hesitate to call us at Mountain Recovery. Our experienced operators have the knowledge and equipment to tow your vehicle safely, including electric cars! We specialize in all types of vehicle recovery.

If you have been involved in any automotive accident in Eagle County or Summit County, Colorado, Mountain Recovery is only a phone call away at 970-476-1124. We operate 24/7, 365-days a year, to keep you on the road and help get you where you need to go.