Elon Musk’s Breakthroughs in 2017 and Most Exciting Announcements for 2018

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Nexter offers to remember one more time what Elon Musk was doing through the year and what we should expect from 2018. 

Mars Colonization Plans

The very first time Elon Musk unveiled his plan to colonize Mars at a conference in Mexico in September 2016. Since then many things were done to make this dream come true.

This year in September, Musk presented an updated version of his Mars colonization plans. The new concept features a slightly smaller rocket and spacecraft designed for a broader range of applications beyond Mars, including a Moon base and point-to-point Earth transport.
Later, Musk revealed the first photo of SpaceX suit for Mars travelers.

Tesla Semi Truck

The company declared the truck is safer and more efficient than any diesel-powered heavy duty truck on the market. Tesla plans to produce the vehicles in 2019.
Its key features:

  • 500 miles of range per charge.
  • Can charge up to 400 miles in just 30 minutes when using a Megacharger, which is a new high-speed charger.
  • 0-60 miles per hour in five seconds without a trailer attached.
  • 0-60 miles per hour in 20 seconds while hauling 80,000 pounds of cargo.
  • Can travel in a convoy where one semi leads other vehicles autonomously.
  • 4 motors on the rear axles.
  • Windshield is made of impact resistant glass.

As Nexter already reported, Tesla company already received two big orders form PepsiCo. (100 trucks) and UPS (record-breaking 125 trucks).

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Tesla Roadster

Another huge even was presenting Tesla sport car.
“The new Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made, period,” CEO Elon Musk said.
“It will be the first time any car has broken two seconds at 0-60,” Musk added. “It will be the fastest to 100 mph, 4.2 seconds to 100 mph.”
It is expected that new sport car will the first time any production car has broken nine seconds in a quarter-mile.
The base model of the new Roadster will begin pricing at $200,000.

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Boring Company

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO revealed in April his plan for the Boring Company. Its aims to relieve traffic congestion on roads and highways. Musk aims to build an underground network of tunnels where cars and trains could travel at super high-speeds.

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2018 Plans

In 2018 among most expected things are Falcon Heavy launch that, according to Elon, will have Tesla Roadster on the board and Oddity will be playing, on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit.

Also, Musk announced to make an electric pickup.
“I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. Have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. Am dying to build it,” he responded.

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