【打破世界纪录:特斯拉Model X成功拖动波音787】

【打破世界纪录:特斯拉Model X成功拖动波音787】特斯拉公司近日发布了一段在澳大利亚墨尔本机场由一辆特斯拉Model X P100D牵引波音787-9梦想客机滑行的视频。视频中电动汽车将重达287,000磅的飞机成功拖行了1000英尺(约305米)。这是首次由一辆纯电动乘用车用于拖动大型商业客机,虽然速度缓慢,但Model X的建议牵引力只有5,500磅,这已打破电动乘用车最大牵引力世界纪录。

Tesla Model X breaks electric towing record by pulling a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

  • Tesla broke a world record for heaviest tow by an electric passenger vehicle
  • The firm shared a minute-long video of a Model X P100D towing a Dreamliner
  • Australian airline Qantas supplied the airplane, which weighs 287,000 lbs 

Tesla just smashed the Guinness World Record for towing.

Elon Musk's electric car company shared a video on Tuesday of a Tesla Model X P100D towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Melbourne Airport in Australia.

The minute-long video shows the electric SUV dragging the 287,000lb aircraft about 1,000 feet down the taxiway.

That was enough to smash the Guinness World Record for heaviest tow by electric production passenger vehicle.

The Dreamliner, which can weigh up to 560,000lbs with fuel, is more than triple the Model X's recommended tow limit of about 5,500 lbs, according to Australian airline Qantas, which supplied the Dreamliner.

Qantas seems to have commissioned the video as part of a publicity stunt to show off its relationship with the carmaker.

A Tesla Model S went head-to-head in a race with one of Qantas' Boeing 737-800 airplanes in 2016.

The airline also uses Tesla wall chargers at four airports in Australia.

Qantas said the latest stunt was part of a move to highlight its sustainability efforts, adding that it uses electric aircraft tugs at airports in Sydney and Canberra to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

However, Qantas has been feeling the heat after the International Council on Clean Transportation highlighted its poor emissions record, finding that it pollutes more than any other transpacific airline.

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The Model X is known for its impressive torque and has been put to the test before.

Earlier this year, Tesla released a video of the SUV hauling rail cars carrying 125 tons of debris.

Adding another layer to the stunt, Musk said the debris was generated by his tunneling firm, the Boring Company.

Specifically, it was dug out by the Boring Company's robot, Godot.

Musk is clearly fond of conducting stunts with Teslas, Boring Company-branded flamethrowers and pledging to create an 'intergalactic media empire'.

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In perhaps one of the best stunts so far, the billionaire tech mogul sent his cherry red Tesla Roadster into space as the payload of SpaceX's history-making Falcon Heavy megarocket.

Sitting in the passenger seat of his Roadster was a dummy astronaut aptly named 'Starman'.

The billionaire shared a final photo on Wednesday, February 7, of the Roadster that he launched into space just a day earlier.

Musk's photo showed the car in an elliptical orbit around the sun with an increasingly distant crescent Earth in the background.

'Last pic of Starman in Roadster enroute [sic] to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt,' he wrote on Instagram.

原文链接:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5733155/Tesla-Model-X-breaks-electric-towing-record-pulling-Qantas-Boeing-787-9-Dreamliner.html


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