Musk wants the Tesla Roadster to fly one meter off the ground thanks to thrusters located instead of the rear seats
The promised second iteration of the Tesla Roadster will not arrive (at least) until 2022, but Elon Musk says he could do it with an unusual option: to fly one meter from the ground.
In a recent podcast with Joe Rogan Musk stated that he wanted that second generation of Roadster “glided” thanks to some propellants that would occupy the space of the rear seats. The idea is eye-catching, but it poses many challenges. Maybe too many.
Where we go we don’t need roads
Musk let loose once more in that long interview on various topics, and when talking about the Roadster he explained that “maybe i can hover about a meter above the ground or something. If you collapse you will load the suspension, but you will not die. “
To achieve this, the hypercar would have propellants in the space traditionally occupied by the rear seats.
That would make it almost a vertical take-off and landing vehicle —Like the famous Harrier— and would follow the same line that some have pursued flying taxi projects that we have seen in recent months.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2021
The challenges to achieve something like this are enormous, both in the area of batteries required as in the regulation a “flying car” like this would have to follow.
Musk lleva making comments who have pointed to that possibility for years, although of course It seems something really difficult for us to see on roads massively.
Via | Popular Mechanics