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Elon Musk is considering Texas for building EV tunnel loops

Elon Musk is considering Texas for building EV tunnel loops
August 2021
  | Location:
Austin
Picture courtesy from The Boring Company

Elon Musk's The Boring Company has been in talks with officials in San Antonio and Austin about digging local tunnels, The San Antonio Express-News reported on Friday.

San Antonio city agencies have discussed digging a 10-mile loop between the city's downtown and San Antonio International Airport, among other routes, the report said, citing unnamed sources. It was unclear what the path for the Austin tunnel would be.

A new tunnel in Texas would mark the latest in a handful of high-profile municipal partnerships for the company, which was founded in 2016.

The company's Las Vegas underground transport opened in June. The 1.7-mile loop under the Las Vegas Convention Center has three stops. The company said it cost about $47 million to build. Las Vegas city councilors also approved an expansion into downtown, with plans to connect to McCarran International Airport.

And the company last month submitted plans to officials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a tunnel expected to cost at least $30 million. Musk's company had courted local officials in Florida for months.

In San Antonio, discussions were said to have been ongoing for at least two months.

Insider has reached out to the company for comment.

Source: Business Insider

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