That time we towed a plane with a Tesla

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Never has a passenger airliner been hitched to an electric passenger vehicle for towing. Well at least until today. On a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport, a Tesla Model X P100D with the greatest pulling power of any electric passenger vehicle came face to face against the newest star of the Qantas fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Comments from Youtube

Bailey Osborne : I tow airplanes everyday(its my job). I can tell you from experience that you can get a plane moving with just about anything, the problem is when it come to stopping it. I'm aloud to tow up to 15 mph, we also have some graded taxi ways at the airport I tow at. If you where going down a grade at even 5 mph with just a 737 behind that Tesla there is no way you will be able to effective stop, it will push that Tesla all over the place. There is a reason tow tugs are extremely heavy. 4500lbs is simply not enough to stop a 250k plus lb plane going down even the slightest grade.You simply don't have enough traction. And when it rains, the outcome will be even worse.

Kahurangi Millin : Now tow the a380.

Leo Heinsaar : Yes, but can it tow it into takeoff?

MrDignite : Seeing the most beautiful car and Plane work together is an astonishing sight!

Fin's Photograhy : Wow. Great job guys

Nils Frederking : Cool video, everything what can be done electrically should be done so, instead of burning fossil fuels. I hope planes will follow soon. Of course a higher energy density of the batteries will be needed, but I am optimistic about that. A lot of research is done and the theoretical density of several materials is much higher than can be realized now, because of compromises to compensate for flaws (degradation, thermal instability).

Tapirus Sbrabous : So, then, according to the physicists here in the comments the Tesla actually got the plane going but never stopped it after that, right?

Britney Bradley : The song is let it rain on me james pickering and matthew clark

The Points Reckoning Picture Show : Wonder what the range was looking like with that thing hooked up

James Esteron : This is certainly impressive, but releasing unedited footage along with weight, speed, distance, etc. would be even better. :)

bb tee : Now try to do a 0 to 60 towing that plane ๐Ÿ˜‚

EC-Rent : Qantas has something called the A380 too... challenge accepted?

quantum chicken : One Tesla is in space the others towing an airplane

Trey Pohe : ...that time when the plane was actually empty...for once! ;)

Happy John : I like how y'all kept the like counter and comments enabled :) (Shame on you Apple!) 5:33 PM 5/15/2018

AEROPLANE : *Very beautiful this livery of this B787!*

Damian Kutny : Thatโ€™s a sick paint job and sick back round music ๐ŸŽถ

Bob ghomoz : what's that song ?

Bryan Greenham : 0-60 time?

Catioi Cat : What they forget is that a vw touraeg did the same thing but with a much bigger plane

J : I think that was a mite over rated towing capacity.. }';-D

Dominic M : Those engines are huge!

Sage wolf : I don't know, that might exceed the model X towing capacity

Oliver Hรธiberg : TESLA POWER๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

J Young : I canโ€™t find this song anymore besides audio network

Alex Heng : Wow and thank for doing it in my home town

Tom [GD] : Me looks to this: Awesome But then me look at Porsche Cayenne S Diesel towed an A380: HOLY EPIC SAUCE OF AWESOMENESS :D

Francisco -Altenio Diaz : Amazing.... That's a great song. I think my Prius could do that.

Massimo : I am surprised that this video isn't on Tesla's Youtube page.

Sport guys gang Alpha : I saw this on the today show

Vasudevan Nishanth : Somebody; soundtrack link pls...

Macedthur : Looks Like Australlian Airports dont need tugs to push an aircraft

anthonyk : i have seen a 1970's chevy tow a jet like that one

kshitiz basnet : power of induction motor yeah....

Shoaib Asghar : what is the name of song?

Maureen O'Brien : The designs on your aircraft are spectacular, the Tesla is spectacular! Terrific ad.

arealassassin : VW Tourag diesel, 747, 'nuff said. Come back when you have something better...

gangster3591 : Well recently I watched a guy name of Mark Kirsch pulling a Boeing C-17 Globemaster 111, a huge military transport plane (RAAF has several) so this Tesla thing hardly impresses. The B787-9 is a fabulous airplane, very beautiful in Qantas livery

Chris John Michael : Two beautiful pieces of American ingenuity ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Mihir Patel : Definitely there will some big concrete blocks on back seat of car even on front too... ๐Ÿ˜„

Kwint : 1.3k views This is going to get 1 million views easily! Love you qantas!

Mr. Perfect ! : *T E S L A I S L I F E*

TheG Mixes : You should charge after 500m

burak cagri bilgin : Let it rain on me / James pickering - Matthew clark. That's the name of the song.

The Adventure Insider : I've seen that exact aircraft in person, it was a London-Heathrow on May 1, I saw it as I was landing from Dulles on a United 777-222.

Y2Kvids : Australia in love with shady Elon.

Luke The Hat : Elon and Alan sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G First comes batteries Then comes London Then comes a 787 sitting in a carriage

Lem olt : Ok 787, now tow the A380

MrChubib0 : plane is a paid actor, don't me! ๐Ÿ˜‚