Tesla Model X tows a Boeing 787, sets new Guinness record
Tesla and Australian airline Qantas join hands to set a new record for electric cars.
The Tesla Model X, which is known for its autonomous driving system and the Ludicrous Mode which makes it as quick as supercars, has just claimed a Guinness World Record
Electric Vehicle brand Tesla has now hopped onto the car-towing-airplanes bandwagon. The Tesla Model X P100D towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at a taxiway in Melbourne Airport at a publicity event by Australian aircraft carrier Qantas. The Model X P100D managed to pull the giant aircraft almost 300m. According to Qantas, this was the first occasion that a production electric car has ever towed a passenger aircraft. Tesla also set a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow (130 tonnes) by an electric production car.
The Tesla Model X P100D is rated to tow 2267 kg of weight. However, the aircraft weighs 130 tonnes, which is much higher than the Tesla’s rated capacity. It is not known how much battery the Tesla was left with after the completion of the stunt. A fully charged Model X can go up to 465 km on a single charge. The Tesla Model X P100D is powered by an electric motor that generates 1,072 Nm of peak torque, which is much higher than many luxury SUVs powered by the regular internal combustion engine.
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