Elon Musk has established Tesla has a major player in the electric car industry and he’s been toying with other ideas to further expand Tesla’s knowledge of all things electric. No wonder the company even makes battery packs to store energy that can power your house as and when required. He has been thinking about electric airplanes for a while now and it appears he’s getting serious about this.
Last year Elon Musk talked about having plans for an electric plane that he couldn’t quite pursue since he didn’t really have a lot of free time on his hands, but that doesn’t mean he has stopped thinking about air travel powered by a renewable energy source.
During a recent talk at Texas A&M, Musk was asked about what his next great idea was. He responded that he has been thinking about a vertical takeoff and landing electric jet “a bit more.” “I think I have something that might close. I’m quite tempted to do something about it,” he added.
Musk didn’t go into much detail about this idea but, nevertheless, it got an enthusiastic response from the crowd. This really is the first indication from the Tesla and SpaceX CEO that he might be willing to do something about the electric jet idea that he has been toying with in his mind for some time now.
It’s obviously easier said than done. There will be a considerable amount of hurdles that Musk and team will need to cross before they’re able to come up with an electric jet that’s safe enough to ferry passengers, doesn’t mean that it can’t be done, though.