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As part of a publicity stunt by Qantas, a Tesla Model X P100D established a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
With a mere 5,000-lb rated capacity, the Tesla Model X is already the passenger electric vehicle with the highest towing capacity currently available on the market. But some owners have been pushing the capacity of the vehicle recently.
Now Qantas officially tested the capacity of the Model X by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport.
It’s all about torque and traction since the Model X really only need to get the thing moving and then maintain the momentum.
With the Model X’s 9,500 Nm of wheel torque, it’s actually not that surprising albeit still an impressive use of the all-electric vehicle.