Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Shows Off Its Electric Transit Pod

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company won’t just look to offer high-speed transport for cars, but will also include electric transit pods that comfortably fit over 10 passengers.

Previewed on the website of Musk’s side project, the pod will include wheels and, inevitably, batteries in its floor and at least one small electric motor. This will allow it to drive short distances on the street before docking with the electric sled that will transport it underground and send it through the narrow network of tunnels at up to 124 mph (200 km/h).

The pod appears to be made almost entirely from glass with see-through sides, front and rear and a panoramic roof.

During a recent TED talk, Musk said that The Boring Company was only taking up between 2 and 3 per cent of his time but, despite this, he still has characteristically ambitious goals for the project. This will include constructing a 40-mile loop beneath the streets of Los Angeles that will include stops at Los Angeles International Airport, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Westwood and Culver City.

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  • Harry_Wild

    Exactly, there does not seem to be any competition out their for Chevrolet and it hot selling Bolt and BMW’s i3!

  • gary4205

    It’s called the SUBWAY and this sorcery has been in some cities for 150 years or more.

    What does it say about writers who fall for every nonsensical con-job Musk puts forward?

    Stop making this crap seem legit!

    • Knotmyrealname

      …..you can drive your car into a subway? The subway travels at 124 mph?
      Not as far as I can recall.

    • Brad is doing his job, while you are just trolling.

    • Con job? You mean like PayPal? Or SpaceX? And Tesla? Man, this guys just makes things up.

  • rover10

    Ultimately, this is how all cars will look. Autonomous driving vehicles will allow interior designers considerably scope for making the environment more flexible, and interactive. Even double decked vehicles can’t be ruled out, with endless interior combinations. Does this mean the end of conventional vehicle proportions? Surely, the answer has to be yes, and that will lead to a very predictable design language for many years.

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