This is not the first time an electric vehicle has moved a Qantas aircraft. Tesla owners who are apart of Qantas' Frequent Flyer program will have their mileage offset in their vehicles as well as their flight miles for the month of June as part of their Future Planet Program. The Model X towed the airplane for nearly 1,000 feet seemingly without breaking a sweat.
The event happened recently at Melbourne Airport and the incredible feat was beautifully captured by Qantas.More news: Senate panel poised to recommend Gina Haspel's confirmation
Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130-tonne airplane almost 300 metres.
The P100D has the capacity to tow 2.5 tonnes on the road.
Qantas and Tesla are also teaming up to better benefit their customers. A fully charged Model X can go up to 465 km on a single charge. This model has all-wheel drive thanks to a dual-motor setup and makes peak torque off-the-line.More news: Android Malware apps are returning on Play Store under a different name
You know that thing about ants carrying many multiples of their own body weight, well a Tesla Model X towing a massive plane is kind of like that.
Cars are a common mode of transportation and the idea of these four-wheeled vehicles towing airplanes isn't new to the world.
Joining the league, the popular German brand, Porsche beat the record with its Cayenne S Diesel that pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 for 73 meters in 2017. Never has a passenger airliner been hitched to an electric passenger vehicle for towing.More news: Mircrosoft's Low-Cost Tablet to Rival Apple