Elon Musk Is Going To Charge A Ridiculously Low Price To Ride The Hyperloop
Aside from the fact that he doesn’t don a suit and fight criminals under the darkness of night, Elon Musk might be the closest thing the real world has to a superhero’s alter ego. The billionaire has made it his mission to revolutionize virtually every form of transportation, promising a future filled with self-driving cars and casual trips to outer space
While you’d think Musk would be content with being the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, he decided to branch out even more when he launched The Boring Company, a project partially funded by flamethrowers that’s aiming to change public transportation as we know it thanks to the magic of the Hyperloop, a concept that was dreamed up in 2013 before becoming a reality just a few years later.
After successfully testing the prototype, Musk turned his attention to solving one of the most serious issues faced by humanity today: traffic in Los Angeles. After spending a fair amount of time tunneling underneath the city, the visionary recently announced he’d be offering free test rides in the coming months, but even if you don’t get a chance to try it out, you won’t have to shell out that much to take a ride when everything is up and running.
According to Tech Radar, Musk held an information session concerning his vision for what has been dubbed “Loop” after the city gave him permission to construct a 2.7-mile long test tunnel. He envisions a series of tunnels under the streets connecting at points across the city, which is basically The Italian Job if you replaced the Mini Coopers with cars capable of traveling at 150 MPH.
However, the craziest part of the entire project might be the price to take a ride: $1.
Musk said the vehicles used to ferry passengers around the city will be able to accommodate bikes and even cars for a higher price, but Musk wants to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and get vehicles off the road, saying, “If someone can’t afford a car, they should go first.”
In the immortal words of Bixby Snyder: