Refer your Homies to Tesla, and You Might Get to Drive Godot, Elon Musk’s Prized Tunnel Digger
This is one of those “amazing adventures” that you might not want to miss, but I hope you’ve got friends with deep pockets.by Robert Moore, on
If you’ve been paying attention for the last few years, you know Elon Musk has a funny way of driving sales, generating money, and enticing customers. When it comes to money, the man might as well have a key to Fort Knox, and with Tesla’s referral program, he’s coming up with ways that really make you want to push your friends to jump on the EV bandwagon. As reported by Teslarati, Tesla’s newest incentive, which is currently called “Secret Level Two,” allows members of the referral program to give five more of your friends unlimited supercharging and $1,000 off of a new Model X or Model S. But, that’s not all, if all five of those people take delivery, you’ll get the chance to drive Godot and will get unlimited bragging rights to remind all of your friends that you got to take part in digging holes under cities like Los Angeles – where Musk just recently received official approval to start his mass transit tunnel.
So, get enough people to spend some $80,000 on a Tesla, and you could take place in a piece of history should Musk’s tunneling system really work out. Who knows, maybe he’ll even be nice enough to let you engrave your initials inside one of the tunnels or sign your name on Godot somewhere for the world to see. Right now, however, Godot is at rest, hibernating some 15 feet below the surface of Tesla’s parking lot in Hawthorne, California – the site of Musk’s test hole and what undoubtedly led to him getting the interest of some city officials in making his transit system a reality. Musk has even been quoted by other publications as saying “I’ve been down there on the machine and it’s mind-blowing.” Hard to believe for a machine that quite literally craws through the earth like a big earth worm, but how often do you get to take part in digging a tunnel with a beast of a machine like Godot? Check out the “Secret Level 2” alerts below and learn a little more about The Boring Company.
The Future of High-Speed Transit is Coming
Musk’s venture to tunnel out the world for faster transit has been met with a lot of skepticism since the idea was introduced with even public officials saying that it’s not likely to happen. But, since his initial plan for world domination was announced, Musk has received verbal approval for a tunnel between NYC, Philly, Baltimore, and D.C. on the East coast. Of course, that wasn’t anything official, but more recently he has received approval to build a trial, two-mile tunnel under Los Angeles, which as you know, will be the first of its kind. In the end, this should turn out the be quite the reward for those who have enough friends who really want to own a Tesla, and things won’t stop here. The notification you see above also hints toward “more amazing adventures that money can’t buy,” based on additional referrals in the future.
Passenger Shuttles for Future Tunnel Travel
With all of that in mind, the test tunnel below Tesla’s parking lot and that two-mile tunnel that will eventually be operational below L.A. is just the tip of the iceberg. Eventually, if Musk has his way – and it certainly seems like he will – our world will slowly become a big ball of rock that looks like swiss cheese will little railcars hauling people and vehicles at high speed from one location to the next. Of course, one has to ask, will you be brave enough to travel at over 100 mph in a tunnel that’s just barely large enough for a Model S? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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