Tesla Model X tows a Boeing 787, sets new Guinness record

The Tesla P100D towed a 130 tonne Dreamliner 300m to enter the Guinness Book of World Records

The Tesla P100D towed a 130 tonne Dreamliner 300m to enter the Guinness Book of World Records

Previously, a video surfaced on the internet wherein Tesla Model X driver showed up to help the truck stuck on a snowy road in the region of Raleigh, North Carolina.

The company released a video on Tuesday showing the electric SUV towing a 287,000 pound Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Qantas, an Austrailian airliner organised the stunt to highlight its partnership with the Electric Vehicle maker, Tesla.


And now, Tesla Model X P100D has become the first production electric vehicle to tow a passenger aircraft, as claimed by Qantas. And, one such extraordinary stunt performed by Tesla's Model X P100D wherein it created a new Guineness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle for towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The Tesla Model X P100D's electric motor generates an impressive 1,072Nm of torque. Qantas offers Tesla wall chargers at four airports in Austrailia to offer Tesla Model S and Model X owners a charging point while they are travelling.

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. In an event in India, Tata Hexa pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 previous year for 73 meters, which is highly impressive. The Model X towed the airplane for nearly 1,000 feet seemingly without breaking a sweat.

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