Elon Musk says California hyperloop test tunnel opens December 10

Elon Musk says California hyperloop test tunnel opens December 10

Elon Musk says California hyperloop test tunnel opens December 10

Musk, a space entrepreneur and electric-car pioneer, has pledged to complete the test tunnel by the end of the year.

The tunnel will open on December 10, Musk said, and will reportedly run under Hawthorne in the Los Angeles area.

"Twitter thought I got hacked & locked my account haha", Musk tweeted.

Now, the company's founder, Elon Musk, has taken to Twitter to say the tunnel will be open on 10 December and will beginning offering the public free rides the next day.

The current course of the Test Tunnel is from sister company SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California and stretches "for up to" two miles along Crenshaw Blvd.

Musk previously said his tunnelling company "started out as a joke" and acknowledged the project might fail. Dubbed "Elon time" critics of Musk have pointed to his history of missing deadlines or setting unrealistic timelines, most notably with the slow production of Tesla's mass market Model 3.

While the company originally said the Loop would consist of "autonomous electric skates" traveling at speeds between 125-150 miles per hour (201-241 km/h), Musk suggested the top speed has been increased to 155 miles per hour (250 km/h).

Musk is one of the social media platform's highest profile tweeters and frequently uses the platform to post updates on his companies.

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