The second generation Tesla Roadster will be able to flyJanuary 15, 2019
This was announced by Elon Musk on his twitter in response to the image of DeLorean from the movie “Back to the Future”. Flying or hovering will be possible thanks to SpaceX rocket engines.
“Instead of two rear seats, the SpaceX system of rocket engines operating on compressed air and intended for maneuvering will be used. A composite tank for compressed air will also be installed, ” – reported Elon Musk in response to a question about the seriousness of his intentions.
On the eve of the head of Tesla, Elon Musk made a bold statement that the next generation Tesla roadster will be able to fly, or at least. And apparently – this seems to be true. Previously it was assumed that the future model will receive a special option “SpaceX”, adding a few rocket engines to help accelerate and maneuver, but nothing was said about the flights.
The second generation Tesla Rodster is getting crazier. Even without rocket engines, an electric car with a 200 kW * hour battery, capable of driving about 1,000 km, looks incredible. And acceleration to 100 km/h in just 2 seconds and a maximum speed of 402 km / h is even more impressive.
We have no doubt that the Roadster will fly, but take big doubts about the seriality of this system because of the complexity, danger and cost.
In the meantime, Tesla began its expansion into China, the construction of the Gigafactory began. The American company started the active phase of construction of its first plant outside the United States.
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