The Boring Company’s test tunnel that adjoins SpaceX and Tesla’s Design Center in Hawthorne, CA is really starting to take shape. Serial tech entrepreneur Elon Musk posted an image on Saturday that shows a long run of track, pipes and reinforcement inside a tunnel. In addition to providing a first look at a 500 feet stretch of The Boring Company’s test tunnel, Musk also revealed plans for the company’s first route that’s expected to begin from LAX airport and run parallel to major Los Angeles corridor, Interstate 405, and north to U.S. Route 101.
“First route will go roughly parallel to the 405 from LAX to 101, with on/offramps every mile or so. It will work like a fast freeway, where electric skates carrying vehicles and people on pods on the main artery travel at up to 150mph (240kmh), and the skates switch to side tunnels to exit and enter.” says Musk.
Tesla open-sourced their patents in 2014 in the hopes of inspiring others to create their own electric cars. Three years later, Chinese company Xiaopeng Motors has debuted their first all-electric SUV, and it has a few similarities with Tesla’s SUV.