Electric torque on display as Tesla Model X tows a Qantas Dreamliner

Кроссовер Tesla Model X установил рекорд Гиннеса

Tesla chose to use a Model X P100D SUV to tow a Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner carrying a small amount of fuel but no passengers.

Electric Vehicle brand Tesla has now hopped onto the car-towing-airplanes bandwagon.

Built with just 5000-lb rated capacity, Tesla's Model X is the only electric passenger vehicle with the highest towing capacity now offered in the market. Tesla owners who are apart of Qantas' Frequent Flyer program will have their mileage offset in their vehicles as well as their flight miles for the month of June as part of their Future Planet Program.

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Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130,000 kg airplane almost 300 meters.

The event happened recently at Melbourne Airport and the incredible feat was beautifully captured by Qantas.

The Model X successfully towed the 130 ton Dreamliner, surpassing its rated road tow weight of 2.5 tons. It is not known how much battery the Tesla was left with the completion of the stunt. However, there have been instances before where production cars towed aircraft. The Tesla Model X P100D's electric motor generates an impressive 1,072Nm of torque. In an event in India, Tata Hexa pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 a year ago for 73 meters, which is highly impressive. It exceeds the tow rating of the Model X by about 48 times - not that that stopped the Tesla.

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