Aaron Gold took part in jalopnik‘s 24 Hours of Lemons event this year. For the event he used a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid as a tow vehicle to get his trailered racer to the venue. Here is his report on towing with the Escalade Hybrid:
So I’m back from our 24 Hours of Lemons race at Thunderhill, and the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid turned out to be an impressive tow vehicle. It struggled on some of really steep hills and stopping the rig was a bit of an adventure — note to self, check the battery for the electric brakes — but the Caddy was comfortable and, more importantly, stable. As for fuel economy, I averaged 14.2 MPG with the trailer hooked on — not as good as the diesel-powered Dodge, but not a bad figure at all, considering the regular V8-powered Escalade can barely manage that when running light.
Aaron’s Cars Blog, About.com: 24 Hours of Lemons: Towing and race results.
Here was Aaron’s blog post about planning to use the Escalade Hybrid for Towing Green