A new Guinness World Record has just been set in Melbourne. A Tesla Model X P100D towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, making it the the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle to date.
The P100D has the capacity to tow 2.5 tonnes on the road. But this is the tarmac, and here it managed to pull the 130 tonne Dreamliner almost 300 metres.
It’s worth noting that there was no cargo or passengers on board at the time, which did lighten the load.
It’s also not the first time that Qantas used an electric vehicle to tow one of their planes. In fact, the use electric aircraft tugs in Sydney and Canberra in a bid to reduce greenhouse emissions.
The Qantas Newsroom had this to say about it:
“With more than 10,000 pieces of Qantas ground services equipment like catering trucks, aircraft loaders and other vehicles all running on diesel, even just a small shift to electric power will have an enormous impact in the move to a sustainable future,”
You can watch the video here: