Another car has towed a jumbo jet
16 May 2018  Will Dron


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Another car has towed a jumbo jet
Tesla was first EV but not the first car to perform the stunt, nor was the
787 the heaviest aircraft

IF PR stunts can become clichéd, cars pulling jumbo jets has surely reached
that status after Qantas and Tesla released footage yesterday showing a
Tesla Model X P100D towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Qantas called it a world first, with the all-electric SUV successfully
towing the Dreamliner as part of a Guinness World Record attempt; the
heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle.

The company said the 787 was not carrying cargo or passengers at the time
but had a small amount of fuel onboard, and weighed 130 tonnes.

Despite a rated on-road tow capacity of 2.5-tonnes, the Tesla managed to use
all of the torque available from its dual electric motors to pull the 787
almost 300 metres.

While this was impressive, and undoubtedly a first for electric road cars,
similar stunts are not unusual ...
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