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The Future of Transport According to Elon Musk
Elon Musk - the real life Tony Stark - is here to change the world. From Hyperloops and electric cars to commercial flights to Mars, here are Musk's ambitious designs on the future of transportation.
Tesla Model S
All-electric five door car introduced in 2012. 0-60 in 28 seconds. Top speed of 155 mph. Range of 294 miles before recharge.
Tesla Model X
All-electric luxury crossover SUV with falcon wing doors for access to rear seating. Unveiled in 2012. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Top speed of 155 mph. Range of 257 miles before recharge.
Tesla Model 3
All-electric mid-size sedan/saloon unveiled in 2016. 0-60 in 5.6 seconds. Top speed of 130 mph. Range of 220 miles or 310 miles (long distance model) before recharge.
All-electric Class 8 semi-trailer truck unveiled in 2017. 0-60 in 20 seconds. Range of 300 or 500 miles (long distance model) before recharge.
All-electric sports car announced in 2017. 0-60 in 1.9 seconds. Top speed of 250+ mph. Range of 620 miles.
The Boring Company
Speed: 125-150 mph
The tunnel construction company founded by Elon Musk wants to tackle two-dimensional traffic problems with a three-dimensional answer. By tunnelling underground, Musk aims to create a network of high-speed 'Loop' tunnels that will whisk your car to your destination.
Loop Public Transport
Speed: 125-150 mph
It appears that the company may aim to prioritise these tunnels for public transport rather than cars. The 'Loop' concept would allow eight to 16 passengers on a 'sled' to travel on autonomous electric skates at high speeds.
Speed: 700 mph
The Hyperloop train is another project in which Elon Musk plans to solve congestion problems by getting us to commute underground. A Hyperloop is a sealed system of tubes in which a pod (or train) can travel free of air resistance and friction at very high speeds by having it ride on air bearings. London to Edinburgh in 30 minutes? Count us in!
Falcon Heavy rocket thrust: 3,700,000 lb
BFR thrust: 11,800,000 lb
What's greener for the Earth than completely removing humans off it? Musk's Space X company want to make colonising Mars a reality in 2024. Space X's BFR system will be the successor to the Falcon Heavy rocket. It will retain the ability to be reusable, therefore vastly bringing down the cost of such missions.