Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has applied to the City of Austin build a tunnel under Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas in Austin. The application that Elektrek first reported ondoes not say what Tesla is going to do with the tunnel.
The application was filed on June 21, 2022, and while it does not specifically mention Giga Texas, the address on the application is listed as 12733 Tesla Road, which is located at the north end of the complex.
The project, called the Colorado River Connecting Tunnel, includes a “private access tunnel along with related upgrades,” so perhaps Musk wants a secret road to his giant factory. Or maybe he’s looking for a way to sneak between companies.
After raising a $675 million funding roundThe Boring Company (TBC) recently moved its headquarters to Pflugerville, northeast of Austin, and the company is reportedly in talks about certain projects in Texas. However, this is the first time TBC has applied for a building permit.
The filing contains little information, but suggests the tunnel will be about two miles long and located in an area that is outside the city limits of Austin, but where the city can still regulate activity.
In May, TBC received city of kyle approvalwhich is located south of Austin to begin a feasibility study on the construction of an underground pedestrian tunnel that will link the shopping complex to the residential complex.
Earlier this month TBC received approval expand their tunnels under Las Vegas to a 34-mile network. This is building on the company’s Vegas “loop,” which is a system of tunnels that Tesla moves people between stations to avoid ground traffic — like a subway, but bougie.
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