Here's A Tesla Towing A Qantas Dreamliner

  • Here's A Tesla Towing A Qantas Dreamliner

Here's A Tesla Towing A Qantas Dreamliner

At the very least, the Model X did set a new Guinness World Record for the "heaviest tow by a production electric passenger vehicle".

This isn't the first time that the Tesla crossover has exhibited its impressive towing capabilities. But the Tesla was the first electric passenger vehicle to achieve this feat. Compared to other models, which have also pulled airplanes successfully in the past, such as Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayene S Diesel, the Tesla Model X P100D offers far more torque.

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

In terms of weight, the Model X P100D tips the scales at 2,509kg, while the plane is a hefty 24,700 kg.

Tesla along with Qantas came together for a more updated take on the same stunt. A fully charged Model X can go up to 465 km on a single charge. The tow lasted almost one-thousand feet by the large amount of torque provided by the Tesla's dual electric motors.

The Dreamliner, which weighs around 565,000Ibs when carrying fuel, is much heavier than the recommend tow limit for the Model X, which is around 5,500Ibs. However, there have been instances before where production cars towed aircraft.

In the long-term, widespread use of electric vehicles could help airlines cut down on their emissions on the runway.