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Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner

In the spotlight really is the Tesla Model X which deserves a standing ovation.

A Telsa might be now flying through space on its way to Mars, but in Melbourne today, Elon Musk's electric vehicle produced another first when it set a Guinness World Record attempt, as the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle, towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner along the tarmac.

The event happened recently at Melbourne Airport and the incredible feat was beautifully captured by Qantas. It's not the first time that we've used an electric vehicle has been used to tow a Qantas aircraft as the company has been using electric aircraft tugs at Sydney and Canberra and they're being used to reduce greenhouse emissions. This model has all-wheel drive thanks to a dual-motor setup and makes peak torque off-the-line.




Why the Tesla and Qantas partnership?

Qantas and Tesla are also teaming up to better benefit their customers.

You know that thing about ants carrying many multiples of their own body weight, well a Tesla Model X towing a massive plane is kind of like that. However, there have been instances before where production cars towed aircraft. After the news of Tesla planning to launch the Model 3 in India, many people booked the vehicle but the plan has been deferred for various reasons including the high import tax in the Indian auto market.