We probably won’t need to hold up long to see Elon Musk‘s Boring Company opening its leading-edge, high-speed underground tunnel transportation system. Posting on Twitter on Sunday night, Musk announced that the new transportation system will be open for public rides on December 11.
The very first LA tunnel, which will primarily function to transport pedestrians and cyclists through the subterranean system, was officially completed in May, after digging permission was conceded in August, a year ago. Musk also added that the service will apparently cost just $1 per passenger.
Elon Musk tweeted that the first test tunnel for his underground loop “is almost done” and after the opening on December 10, the public will be offered free rides in the transit system at SpaceX central station in Hawthorne, California.
Loop is a big “stake” or platform that will have the capacity to carry a vehicle under and around LA at a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), as stated by the billionaire-entrepreneur, surpassing the 125 mph traveled by an electric sled in May last year.
Loop is, in fact, unique in relation to Musk’s Hyperloop concept, or, in other words, a train traveling inside a pressurized tube at ultra-fast speeds over longer distances.
Elon Musk has a reputation for frequently deferring the timelines, which provoked a user to take a dig at him asking whether the December 10 date is “in real-time or Elon time?”
“I think real,” Musk reacted.
Earlier, Elon Musk also declared the SpaceX’s first traveler for the Moon trip. Yusaku Maezawa, 42, is a Japanese billionaire and will be the first traveler to travel into space through SpaceX’s BFR. Maezawa is the founder of online fashion mall Zozotown. Musk already indicated the first person to go on this trip might be Japanese.
Maezawa has a reputation for spending big bucks into his projects. He once dropped over $110 million (£84 million, AU$154 million) on a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 2017.
Musk’s Tesla is apparently ending its offer of free, unlimited Supercharger access. The service was supposed to end in mid-2017, however, it proceeded for reasons unknown. Except if you plan on getting a customary Model 3, you could get the no-cost charging by ordering your EV with a referral code from an existing owner.
The organization is likewise working on different projects, which includes a Dugout Loop in Los Angeles to transport baseball fans specifically to Dodger Stadium, and an express service from O’Hare airport to downtown Chicago.