Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y could have some towing features. Pictured: People view a model of the new Tesla Model Y unveiled earlier in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019. - Tesla introduced a new electric sports utility vehicle slightly bigger and more expensive than its Model 3, pitched as an electric car for the masses. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Attendees of last week’s Tesla Model Y unveiling noticed a peculiar detail from the upcoming electric SUV - a provision for a possible hitch receiver at the rear of the car.

This detail got some of the car brand’s fans excited as it could mean that the seven-seater SUV will have the towing features of its older sibling, the Model X. Should the Model Y indeed have a hitch receiver then this could be a prelude to the car company’s upcoming “party” and “camping” modes.

According to a Teslarati report, a rear cover plate is a dead giveaway that the upcoming electric-powered vehicle might have some serious towing features. The rear plate can be seen during the SUV’s test drive activities.

Towing is one component that’s been hinted not only in the Model X but also in the smaller Model 3 sedan. Back in 2016, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted of towing equipment for the Model 3 saying that the car will indeed have an optional towing capability.

If the Model Y will have this aspect then it is also possible that the sedan will finally have one as well. As for towing power, some Tesla enthusiasts are pegging that the SUV can carry as much as 5,000 pounds of cargo (same as the Model X which is believed can carry more) while the Model 3 can lug around about 2,000 pounds of extra weight.

Should the towing feature come to light when the SUV is ready for commercial release, then people can expect this to be one of the best-selling vehicles in the market today. Aside from extra cabin space, the towing features could effectively complement an outdoor lifestyle which could do well with the car company’s party and camping mode.

The party and camping modes were conceptualized because of a growing number of owners who have been using their vehicles as a powered cabin while spending time outdoors. Back in 2017, Tesla introduced a new feature that allowed the vehicle to extend Climate Control, making the vehicle a comfortable cabin to sleep in during camping activities.

According to a report, this type of activity was inspired by the Model S and Model X’ generous space. When rear seats are folded, owners can actually put a twin mattress which turns the cars into a "Tesla hotel."

And even without the camping or party mode, Tesla cars are already showcasing some impressive power capabilities. Tesla batteries like that of the Model 3 RWD (the smallest battery pack) has an energy capacity of 60kWh, while the bigger Model S has an impressive 75 kWh pack.