Elon Musk Wants To Develop An Electric Airplane That Takes Off And Lands Vertically


elon musk plans to make electric jets planesShort Bytes: Willing to know about the next project of the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk? In a recent interview, he hinted at the possibility of an electric jet that would take off and land vertically. “I think I have something that might close. I’m quite tempted to do something about it,” he added.

Elon Musk, often called the real life Tony Stark, is doing an incredible in changing the world. This man made electric vehicles mainstream with the introduction of Tesla and is busy making space travel more incredible with SpaceX.

So, what is the next target in Elon Musk road plan? Recently, answering a Q&A session at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Award Ceremony, Musk talked about developing an electric airplane that would be having the capability to take off and land vertically. He said that he has been thinking about it for a while now and it seems that he’s ready to get started with his “next big” project.

Notably, last year Musk talked about the idea and said that he couldn’t pursue it because he didn’t have a lot of free time on his hands. He said that these days he has been thinking about it “a bit more”. “I think I have something that might close. I’m quite tempted to do something about it,” he added.

While he didn’t discuss more details about the project, the crowd responded enthusiastically.

Earlier in October, he said that he had a design ready. “I do like the idea of an electric aircraft company,” Musk explained. “I think one could do a pretty cool supersonic, vertical, take-off and landing electric jet. That would be really fun. I have a design in mind for that.”

If talk about any tentative date when Elon Musk could start working on the electric jet project, it doesn’t seem happening anytime soon. He’s having a lot on his plate at the moment in the form of Tesla, SpaceX, and Powerwall.

You can watch this portion in the interview at the 18:05 mark:


Did you like Elon Musk’s electric jet idea? Share your views in the comments below.

Also Read: How Elon Musk Wants To Save The World From “Evil Computers” With New OpenAI

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
More From Fossbytes

Latest On Fossbytes