Restless inventor and billionaire Elon Muskonce again brought a surprise to his fans. The project of the Boring Company he founded, as a result of the implementation of which passenger capsules were to begin to run near Las Vegas, has undergone major changes. According to the new idea of the enthusiast, the tunnels of the Loop transport system will be intended for Tesla's electric cars.
Work on the construction of Loop tunnels underLas Vegas started back at the end of last year. According to the original plan, special vehicles were to transport passengers along the underground railways between the stations. Later it was announced that "Tesla cars" would be used for these purposes. However, it was not known which models would go down underground. There were hypotheses about the creation of special vans for 12 people.
However, now in the official message on the websiteThe Boring Company explains that these will be Tesla's Model S, 3 and X. The company says the all-electric Loop underground road, which will run high-speed, “zero-emission” public transport, will use autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs). The transportation speed will be about 240 km / h. AEV vehicles are fully autonomous Tesla vehicles (Model S, 3 and X).
The site also features three different stations: ground, underground and underground stations in the open air. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, and the opening of the traffic can be expected in January 2021. Elon Musk, as always, optimistically commented on one of the images of the Loop station on twitter, with the phrase: "It will be soon."