Roo Tales - tesla

Your behind the scenes access to Qantas, the airline and its people.

That time we towed a plane with a Tesla

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.

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Car vs Plane – fasten your seatbelts (batteries are included)

The three kilometre runway at Avalon Airport – southwest of Melbourne, Australia – was the setting for a unique test of innovation, skill and power. It was a duel that pitted two examples of engineering achievement against one another. A Qantas Boeing 737-800 aircraft and a Tesla Model S P90D electric car. With its two […]

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