Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Tesla Model X Creates A New Guinness World Record By Towing Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner- Watch Video Tesla Model X Qantas
Laurie Berry | 16 May, 2018, 17:34

However, there have been instances before where production cars towed aircraft. Well, until Tesla managed to. Ever since that stint, a bunch of carmakers have attempted at surpassing the record and Nissan accomplished the goal by pulling a gargantuan 170-tonne cargo plane in 2013.

Testing the torque on a Tesla Model X P100D, which has a road tow rated capacity of 2.5 tonnes, pulled the 130 tonne 787 (that's basically its unloaded weight with minimal fuel) nearly 300 metres to satisfy the folks at the world records book. In an event in India, Tata Hexa pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 previous year for 73 meters, which is highly impressive. Tata Motors' muscular SUV, Hexa was also seen towing a Boeing 737-800 in a video which surfaced online past year. It is the heaviest weight towed by a production electric vehicle in the world.

Tesla Model X Qantas
Tesla Model X Qantas

It's also not the first time that Qantas used an electric vehicle to tow one of their planes. That was enough to hand the Tesla the Guinness World Record for "heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle".

Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130,000 kg airplane almost 300 meters. The Tesla Model X P100D is powered by an electric motor that generates 1,072 Nm of peak torque, which is much higher than many luxury SUVs powered by the regular internal combustion engine.

Volvo "Will No Longer Develop a New Generation of Diesel Engines"
Last summer Volvo announced a commitment to launching every new vehicle with some form of electrification. However, it has now confirmed the new S60 will be the first modern Volvo without a diesel engine.

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