What’s Up, Elon: Tesla May Show “Really Cool” Pickup This Summer, Submarine Car Design + More

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Nexter.org tells about the most interesting things and events that happened with Elon during the last seven days.

Tesla pickup will look like it ‘came out of a sci-fi movie’

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Source: Youtube

Tesla had its yearly shareholder meeting on Tuesday where Elon Musk finally gave an update on when we can expect the Tesla pickup truck (amusingly called the “Cyberpunk Truck” in his presentation) and Tesla Semi truck.

According to Musk, Tesla hopes to unveil the pickup this summer, whereas the Semi should arrive by the end of 2020. Also, the upcoming Model Y should be produced at volume sometime in the fall of 2020, but the company will try to bring it to market even faster if possible.

And while he stopped short of actually showing us a decent picture of the pickup truck, Musk did say that it’ll be like “something that came out of a sci-fi movie” and “really cool.”

 

Satellites from Elon Musk’s and Amazon could ruin view of the night sky

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Source: Dave Mosher/Business Insider

Tech giants like Elon Musk’s and Jeff Bezos’ Amazon have plans to launch constellations of thousands of satellites aimed at providing global internet access. But astronomers are worried that adding the masses of satellites to Earth’s orbit could screw up our view of the night sky, as well as disrupt scientific research.

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And isn’t the only company launching satellite networks, as Amazon has a similar plan in the works, called Project Kuiper, that would put over 3,200 satellites in low Earth orbit over several years in order to provide broadband internet access around the world.

More than 2,000 satellites are currently estimated to be orbiting Earth, though roughly 1,300 of those are in low Earth orbit, according to data from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Tesla has a design for a submarine car

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Source: Techcrunch

Tesla CEO Elon Musk  mentioned the electric submarine car in response to a question during the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif. The shareholder asked whether Tesla had considered building an aquatic car, meaning a vehicle that could travel on roads, then transition into or under water.

It turns out a design exists for a submarine car, inspired by the Lotus Esprit featured in the James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me.”

“I thought that was like the coolest thing,” Musk said, adding that he owns the vehicle from the movie.

Musk said it’s technically possible to make a functioning version, but added, “I think the market for this would be small — small, but enthusiastic.”

 

Musk might get into the mining business 

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Source: Getty Images

Tesla might enter the mining business as it seeks to ensure that it can make enough batteries for future vehicles, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

Musk said the electric-car maker’s ability to expand its product lineup depends on being able to produce a large number of batteries.

“There’s not much point in adding product complexity if we don’t have enough batteries,” he said. “We might get into the mining business. I don’t know,” Musk said. “We’ll do whatever we have to to ensure that we can scale at the fastest rate possible.”


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