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Tesla Breaks Towing Record — With a Freakin’ Plane!

Tesla Breaks Towing Record — With a Freakin’ Plane!
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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.


That Time Qantas Towed a Plane With a Tesla

Source | Images: Qantas Air, via Electrek.

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Jo Borrás
Jo has been working in the automotive industry since 1997, and has been a contributor to various automotive and technology blogs for more than a decade. You can usually find him talking about Swedish metal at his Volvo fansite, out cruising on two wheels, or chasing his kids around Oak Park, IL.