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Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, sets world record

A Tesla Model X P100D has towed the newest member of the Qantas airplane fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, down a less used taxiway at Melbourne Airport in Australia.

Although the Tesla Model X is only rated to tow 2,500kg (5,512 lb), it managed to tow the 130 tonne (286,601 lb) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 300 metres (984 feet) down a taxiway at Tullamarine Airport, the main airport for Melbourne, Australia.

The plane was not carrying any passengers or cargo at the time, and there was only a small amount of fuel on board.

The trip down the taxiway by the Tesla Model X has been certified by Guinness World Records as the “heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle.”