Tesla’s product X SUV is usually so strong which earned a Guinness World Record for towing.
Tesla released a video on Tuesday which shows ones of its electric SUVs towing a 287,000-pound Boeing 787-9 dreamliner nearly 1,000 feet on a taxiway at the Melbourne Airport in Australia.
The plane is usually part of Qantas Airways’ fleet as well as the effort set a fresh Guinness World Record for being the “heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle.”
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which is usually a massive feat for the SUV, which can typically tow about 5,500 pounds, according to a press Discharge. The 787 had a little amount of fuel in its tank at the time, as well as wasn’t carrying any passengers or cargo.
Qantas, which uses electric aircraft tugs to pull planes much shorter distances at two airports in Australia, said the publicity stunt sought to bring attention to its sustainability efforts.
The airline was recently criticized by the International Council on Clean Transportation for its record on pollution.
The group found which Qantas pollutes more than its regional competitors on trans-Pacific flights.
Qantas said which is usually committed to improving sustainable efforts by retiring its fuel-guzzling Boeing 747s as well as replacing them with 787s, which are more fuel efficient as well as fly longer distances. Qantas also said which is usually experimenting with energy efficient fuels.
The airplane product is usually relatively fresh to Qantas. The 787-9 offers the first nonstop airline service between Australia as well as Europe — the trip between Perth as well as London is usually 17 hours long.
which isn’t the 1st time Qantas as well as Tesla have created a video which’s gone viral. In 2016, a Qantas Boeing 737-800 aircraft raced a Tesla product S P90D on an airport runway. The race was tight: Tesla reached speeds of 155 miles mph as well as the plane neared 0 mph or 140 knots, before taking off as well as eventually winning the race.
Correction: A previous edition of which story misidentified Qantas Airways.
sy88pgw (fresh York) First published May 15, 2018: 11:01 AM ET