Applegreen Blog

Twenty eight peeps in a pod

Twenty eight peeps in a pod

It’s not just Applegreen that wants to offer customers simple solutions daily.
You’ve probably heard of Elon Musk the very rich man who made his fortune selling Paypal to e-Bay and is also CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, two of the worlds most innovative companies.
Elon is all about moving things. With Paypal it was about moving money. Now he want’s to move people in cylindrical pods at high speed through a depressurised tube using various forms of magnets and fans. This may sound like it’s science fiction but Mr Musk is no ordinary guy and what was once considered pie in the sky now looks as if it just might fly. The trial will cost 100 million. Musk has said that it will be the fifth mode of transportation. So get ready to make the choice between cars, trains, boats, planes, or hyper loop. While it falls a little short of teleportation which if possible would have been Musk’s preferred fifth method of moving human beings it is still a bold vision. Musk’s fantasies have a habit of becoming reality as he has proven at SpaceX and Tesla. His open source approach to all his innovative ideas and projects is quite unique and his drive to envisage and build a better world is admirable to say the least. Image source : Core