Friday, 14 December, 2018

Tesla breaks EV towing record

Tesla Model X enters record books by towing a Boeing Airplane Tesla breaks EV towing record
Jean Garcia | 16 May, 2018, 17:34

Now, Australian Airway has officially tested the capacity of the Tesla Model X by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport.

Electric Vehicle brand Tesla has now hopped onto the car-towing-airplanes bandwagon. With this, Tesla has set a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow (130 tonnes) done by a production electric vehicle.

Electric automobile manufacturer Tesla has recently set a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by a production Electric Vehicle (EV).

The event not only proved Tesla's towing power, but it also kick-started Qantas's new sustainability campaign, showing how innovation can increase sustainability in the transportation industry. The Model X towed the airplane for nearly 1,000 feet seemingly without breaking a sweat.

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The Tesla Model X P100D is rated to tow 2267 kg of weight.

Tesla along with Qantas came together for a more updated take on the same stunt. This model has all-wheel drive thanks to a dual-motor setup and makes peak torque off-the-line.

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. The Germans retaliated with the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel past year, which pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 for an impressive 73 metres.

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