Elon Musk’s Boring Company completes Las Vegas tunnel excavation



Elon Musk’s ‘The Boring Company’ isn’t sleeping at all, it has been steadily working on the tunnel loops under the 200-acre Las Vegas Convention Center that will enable the visitors to go from 1 end of the property to the other in approximately 1 minute.

Excavation of the final of the two tunnels has just completed and The Boring Company shared the video of the last wall of rocks falling down on the official account of the company.

Interestingly, the wall that was demolished by the machine had a sign saying ‘You Can’t Stop Vegas’ — it is unclear if this was aimed at the Coronavirus or a taunt at Alameda County, California where Tesla’s manufacturing is still at a halt.

The official Twitter account of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority also posted another video of the same event that says the first public debut of the functional transportation in these tunnels is due in January 2021.

The Boring Company’s founder Elon Musk discussing the project in this thread also hinted that this project might even complete sooner than the end of this year, also he said:

Boring Co will also connect Vegas hotels & airport. Autonomous Teslas in tunnels will provide individualized mass transit.

Elon Musk on Twitter
Map of The Boring Company's test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.
Map of The Boring Company’s test tunnel in Hawthorne, California. Source: Google Earth / CBS This Morning

Last year, The Boring Company also demonstrated in the following video that how it only takes 1/4 amount of time using the tunnels vs. the roads for the same distance covered — this demonstration was done at the already completed 1.2-mile test tunnel that is dug from the SpaceX HQ in Crenshaw Blvd. to a nearby parking lot.

In the start, Elon Musk tested the idea of using super-fast electric sleds in the tunnels but last year he abandoned this method to save costs on modifying Tesla vehicles and installing the rails, now the cars can run on their own wheels inside the tunnels at around 125 mph of max speed, which is pretty fast considering no traffic jams, stop signs, and traffic lights.

The following timelapse video of The Boring Company setting up the tunneling machine at the Las Vegas Convention Center shows how efficient and productive the engineering team is, currently The Boring Company is hiring engineers and related staff for their Nevada and California projects, means the likelihood of new projects is pretty imminent.

Since the launch of The Boring Company in 2017, the company has introduced 3 versions of their tunneling machines V1 (Godot), V2 (Line-Storm), and the latest one V3 named ‘Prufrock’ — the cost of tunneling goes down with every new version of the tunneling machine, that’s the beauty of Elon Musk‘s low-cost tunnels, otherwise, it would have been a dream only.

Related: Inside Elon Musk’s Las Vegas loop tunnel (video)

Stay tuned for more Tesla updates, follow us on:
Google News | Flipboard | RSS (Feedly).

Iqtidar Ali
Iqtidar Alihttp://www.teslaoracle.com
Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on XAutoWorld.com, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

Latest News

The true story of how FSD V12 helped a Tesla owner reach hospital and saved his life

A Tesla Model Y owner from Asheville, NC shared his amazing experience of how Full Self-Driving V12 helped him...

Elon Musk to visit India soon and primarily focus on sustainable energy, not Tesla cars

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk hinted that he intends to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon. He released...

Elon Musk discloses the Tesla Robotaxi unveiling date — know what to expect from the event

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk posted the unveiling date of Tesla Robotaxi on his social media platform X (Twitter)...

Tesla FSD (Supervised) v12.3.3 goes wide release, triggers debate if it’s impressive or whacky (video reviews)

The latest stable release of Tesla Full Self-Driving version 12.3.3 (firmware version 2024.3.10). Tesla is rolling it out to...
- Advertisement -

Flight 4 Starship goes through 2nd static fire test, OLM gets repairs at Starbase, more

SpaceX conducted the 1st static fire test on Starship 29 (Ship 29) on Monday in preparation for the next...

Watch Starship Flight 3 (IFT-3) live stream recording and live updates from the SpaceX Starbase launch site

SpaceX has started live-streaming the Starship Flight 3 (IFT-3) launch and liftoff official coverage (watch below). We will be updating...

Starship Flight 3 (IFT-3) date falls on SpaceX’s 22nd foundation anniversary, FAA approves the launch

According to Elon Musk, SpaceX will attempt to fly the Starship for the 3rd time from Starbase, Texas in...

Tesla Tips & Tricks

Tesla Quarterly Reports & Eearnings

Tesla (TSLA) vehicle deliveries drop in Q1 2024 by 20% QoQ — but it still did better than BYD

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) announced its Q1 2024 vehicle production...

Tesla (TSLA) achieves the 1.8 million vehicle delivery target for 2023 with a record-breaking quarter

In a press release yesterday, Tesla (TSLA) announced its...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended for You