Tesla Breaks Towing Record — With a Freakin’ Plane!

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.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.