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Elon Musk says his test tunnel under Hawthorne is almost ready

Elon Musk posted the first tunnel by his Boring Company
Elon Musk posted the first tunnel by his Boring Company

Billionaire Elon Musk says he's almost completed a tunnel under a Los Angeles suburb to test a transportation system that would scoot commuters underground on electric sleds.

Musk tweeted Thursday that, pending regulatory approvals, free rides will be offered to the public in a few months. He also posted an Instagram video of the tunnel.

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Last year, the Hawthorne City Council approved an approximately 2-mile test tunnel from Musk's SpaceX rocket plant to a point east of Los Angeles International Airport. Musk's Boring Company is currently seeking approval to tunnel into western Los Angeles.

Musk describes a system in which vehicles would descend via elevators into tunnels and move on electrically powered sleds.

A rendering of The Boring Company's people moving vehicle that would move in an underground tunnel. Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk heads the company and wants Los Angeles to let him build a 2.7-mile test tunnel without subjecting it to environmental study.
A rendering of The Boring Company's people moving vehicle that would move in an underground tunnel. Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk heads the company and wants Los Angeles to let him build a 2.7-mile test tunnel without subjecting it to environmental study.
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His latest tweet says an operational system would give priority to pods for pedestrians and cyclists.