Elon Musk digs in his heels with new pitch: double-wide tunnels
Pitch reveals plans for a major expansion of scope for the billionaire’s Boring Company
Elon Musk’s tunneling startup The Boring Company is working on much wider tunnels than publicly announced, which could significantly expand the reach of the business.
The tunnels that the company is pitching to some potential clients are 6.4m in diameter, dwarfing the 3.7m tunnels the Boring has built to date. The wider throughway would accommodate two shipping containers side by side, according to a copy of a pitch obtained by Bloomberg.
The larger tunnels would be a major expansion in scope for Boring, which has up until this point worked on tunnel systems designed to transport passengers. When the company started in 2016, Musk spoke about tunnels hundreds of kilometres long for high-speed transportation that could “solve traffic”. But the company has recently scaled down its goals, pitching shorter projects within cities. Most recently, it completed 2.7km of tunnel under Las Vegas...