With its 5,000 lb. tow rating, the Tesla Model X already offers buyers the highest towing capacity of any current EV. But a tow rating isn’t the maximum a vehicle can tow- it’s just the maximum that the can tow safely on the open road. What if weren’t on an open road, though? What if you were in- say- an airport, and you had an open runway with thousands of feet to roll to a stop, if you had to? What would the Tesla tow, then?
It’s an airplane. The answer is: a freakin’ airplane. Not one of those ridiculous little day-trip Cessnas, either. A big plane. In this case, the Tesla is towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operated by Qantas– who were already in the running for coolest airline ever after using a 737 to drag race a Tesla a few years ago!
You can check out the Qantas/Tesla trailer haul in the officially produced video, below, then let us know what you think of the publicity stunt in the comments section at the bottom of the page.