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Tesla is really going wild with those new “secret level” prizes of its latest round of the referral program for Model S and Model X owners.

After a discount on the unreleased next-gen Roadster, Tesla has now added a second “secret level” that has to do with Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s latest company: The Boring Company. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories August 8

Elon Musk’s Boring Company, supposedly a “small project with a few engineers and interns”, is quickly working toward its goal, which is officially “to solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic.”

After several announcements of upcoming large scale projects, like a network of tunnels under Los Angeles and an underground hyperloop between New York and Washington DC, the company is now presenting its R&D tunnel project underneath Hawthorne.

They plan to test boring techniques in the tunnel as well as Tesla’s autonomous driving and powertrain technologies on electric platforms to move vehicles. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories July 26

While talks of upcoming projects and planned routes of Elon Musk’s new Boring Company have changed to long distance hyperloop systems lately, their main project appears to remain a network of tunnels to carry cars on electric sleds under Los Angeles.

Now Elon Musk released a test of the company’s new car elevator to enter those tunnels – using a Tesla Model S. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories July 22

Since he announced a planned hyperloop route from New York to Washington DC yesterday, Elon Musk has been talking about other possible routes for his new Boring Company.

Now a Hyperloop route all the way up to Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is apparently being considered for cargo. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories July 20

Elon Musk just casually announced on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” for The Boring Company, his new tunnel boring startup, to build an underground Hyperloop system connecting New York city, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

The system would be fast enough to travel “city center to city center” between New York City and Washington DC in just 29 minutes, according to Musk. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories June 29

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is moving fast and yet, its boring machine is still slower than a snail.

The CEO now says that they already completed the “first segment” of the tunnel they are digging under Los Angeles. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories June 27

While Elon Musk’s Boring Company is currently focused on developing its tunnel boring technology in order to improve traffic in Los Angeles, there are apparently other cities interested.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed today that he has been talking with Musk about partnering with the Boring Company for a high-speed rail under the city. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories June 19

While Elon Musk’s project to build networks of tunnels with electric sleds transporting cars and people at high-speed underneath cities is ambitious in itself from a technology standpoint, several naysayers claimed it would be infeasible from a permitting standpoint.

Musk understands the challenge and he went as far as saying that getting “the permits is harder than the technology.”

Nonetheless, he said that he is optimistic about the project after having talked with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who could possibly facilitate such a project.  expand full story

The Boring Company Stories May 26

Last month, we learned that Elon Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ is not just about digging tunnels, but it will also electrify transport in the process by putting cars and passengers on “electric sleds”.

The company released this week new images of its electric sled concept for passengers that they plan to use in those tunnels. expand full story

The Boring Company Stories May 17

Elon Musk agrees with several tech companies working on “flying cars” that transport in cities needs to go 3D in order to support their growing population, but where they want to go up, he wants to go down.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO updated the website of his new startup, the Boring Company, to answer common questions about what is undoubtedly an ambitious venture. expand full story

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