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Electric torque on display as Tesla Model X tows a Qantas Dreamliner

Electric torque on display as Tesla Model X tows a Qantas Dreamliner

Monday was an exciting day for electric vehicles everywhere. The Model X towed the airplane for nearly 1,000 feet seemingly without breaking a sweat.

While the Model X can accommodate up to seven passengers, far less than the 236 people on a Qantas Dreamliner, the Tesla punched above its weight towing the 130 tonne 787 well above its on road tow rated capacity of 2.5 tonnes.

Now, Tesla and Qantas have teamed up for a more up-to-date take on the same stunt.

Cars towing airplanes isn't really out-of-the-box thinking.

Tesla Model X Qantas
Tesla Model X Qantas

The Tesla Model X SUV is strong enough to tow a Boeing 787 Dreamliner - and has set a new world record in the process. In an event in India, Tata Hexa pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 a year ago for 73 meters, which is highly impressive. The tow lasted almost one-thousand feet by the large amount of torque provided by the Tesla's dual electric motors.

In what's believed to be a world first, the passenger airliner was hitched to the electric vehicle for towing.

Qantas and Tesla are working together to bring clean transportation to the masses and sustain it for the future. 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.