Tesla's Model X is Powerful Enough to Pull a Semi Up a Hill in the Snow
Tesla Model X packs a lot of power. The car was unveiled in 2015 and is proof of concept that electric vehicles don't have trouble picking up heavy loads like their counterparts that rely on internal combustion.
The video of a Model X by Tesla towing a semi truck in the snow demonstrates that Teslas are capable of everything a traditional car is.
Power has been a significant concern for electric vehicles in the last two decades, second only to the vehicles' maximum drivable range. The first electric-combustion hybrids on the market were often accused of not being able to get up to speed on the highway. The Toyota Prius was the first mainstream hybrid-electric engine and it suffered from a severe lack of power -- however, SUV models soon sprang up that took advantage of the dual structure to give the car enough power to reach users' needs. Luckily for us, things start to change and today, Tesla produces both SUVs like the Tesla Model X and sports cars like the Roadster.
The Model X's all-wheel drive motor has an impressive 259 horsepower, which puts it well above many other cars in its category. The latest p100d model has Ludocrious mode and amazing performance - it is powered by a 100 kWh battery that doesn't require too much time for charging and provides lots of energy. Falcon wing doors, autopilot, full acceleration within seconds as well as other luxury features based on top-of-the-line technology are the reason why people notice this auto more and more. On top of it all, the company doesn't charge a high price (at least if we consider how good Tesla actually is).
Elon Musk and Tesla have long sought to take electric cars to an entirely different tech level. This video shows that the market really is changing; if Tesla can find a way to overcome production issues on their electric vehicles they should be able to challenge combustion engine vehicles in the very near future. Don't be surprised if everyone starts driving Tesla in next year or so.
According to the description of the YouTube video, the car handled the event pretty well. "No the car did not overheat or break anything, the ice was slippery so very little stress was being put through the chassis and drive-train."
The owner of the video made sure to warn other Tesla Model X owners (and owners of other cars with similar power levels) that the exercise might not be a great idea for just any Tesla owner. Specific equipment is required for this kind of haul and the icy conditions reducing friction on the wheels reduced stress on the vehicle itself. The fact that this was possible should not encourage Model X owners to try to pull heavy loads unless the owner knows exactly what they are doing.
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