Elec­tric dreams

Onboard Hospitality - - Global Perspective -

In a world first, the all-elec­tric Tesla Model X P100D SUV suc­cess­fully towed a Qan­tas 787-9 Dream­liner as part of a Guin­ness World Record at­tempt. The suc­cess­ful tow was the heav­i­est air­craft tow by an elec­tric pro­duc­tion pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle ever. The car pulled the 130 tonne air­craft us­ing its dual elec­tric mo­tors to gen­er­ate suf­fi­cient torque to move the 787 al­most 300 me­tres. Qan­tas is al­ready us­ing elec­tric air­craft tugs at Syd­ney and Canberra and is aim­ing to use more elec­tric ve­hi­cles as part of its plan to re­duce green­house emis­sions.


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