Elon Musk’s Boring Firm has utilized to dig a tunnel underneath Tesla Gigafactory Texas in Austin, but it surely’s unclear what they plan to do with it.
The Boring Firm has been in discussions with the state and municipal governments for a number of tasks since shifting to Texas, however so far as we all know, they haven’t moved ahead with any of them till now.
Now the corporate has applied with the town of Austin to construct a tunnel on the Tesla Gigafactory Texas property.
The challenge known as “Colorado River Connector Tunnel,” and the outline isn’t actually informative:
The applicant is proposing a non-public entry tunnel together with related enhancements.
Right here’s the constructing allow software:
The Boring Firm’s essential challenge is its “loop” in Las Vegas. A Boring Firm loop is a system of tunnels by which Tesla electrical automobiles transfer folks between stations to keep away from floor visitors – very similar to a subway however with smaller automobiles which have extra flexibility about the place to cease.
The corporate has been exploring different tasks throughout the US, however no different main challenge has moved ahead.
Since shifting to Pflugerville simply exterior of Austin, the Boring Firm has set its sight on tasks in Texas, however that is the primary time that it has moved to a constructing allow software.
It’s unclear what Tesla or the Boring Firm plans to do with a “non-public entry tunnel,” however Musk has beforehand made feedback about Tesla utilizing tunnels between its manufacturing amenities – extra particularly between Fremont Manufacturing unit and Gigafactory Nevada.
The Boring Firm additionally mentioned a loop system in Austin to attach downtown, the airport and Tesla Gigafactory Texas.
This may be the start of that challenge, or it may simply be one thing for Tesla to make use of as a part of Gigafactory Texas for its operations, and even for its planned “ecological paradise” around the factory.
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