Iron Man Musk's grand plans by 2030: many dreams
BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Elon Musk has come up with so many ambitious plans that it may be difficult to keep track of when each project will come to fruition. Currently, the Futurism website lists a list of projects that will be realized by all of Musk's operating companies by 2030.
Elon Musk: the man of many dreams
To describe billionaire Elon Musk as a busy entrepreneur would be an understatement. Musk, despite his youth, runs a number of companies, each with a firm plan for future growth.
To bring electric vehicles (EAVs) and renewable energy solutions forward, he founded Tesla Inc; To give humanity a chance to become a multi-planet species, he created SpaceX; In order to change transportation and build the best tunnels, he created the "Boring Company"; To promote the rapid development of artificial intelligence, he co-founded the non-profit artificial intelligence project OpenAI. Finally, he founded the company Neuralink to enhance the human brain.
It's easy to get "lost" in the diversity of Musk's hodgepodge of projects, so here's a list of what Musk plans to achieve by 2030.
2017: the ambitious goals Musk has set for himself are all being achieved in the near future, with a recent timeline of building the world's largest lithium-ion battery factory in Australia within 100 days. In March, Musk declared that he would soon plan to finish building the lithium-ion battery factory in 100 days or else offer free service. The official countdown to the lithium-ion battery project, which has only 100 days to build, opened in September this year, with construction half complete by the end of September. Meanwhile, Musk has promised to start delivering improved solar roofs from Tesla Inc. by the end of 2017.
2018: a year in which Musk's top priority may have been getting Tesla Model 3 car production on track. The goal now is to produce 5,000 units per month by March 2018, and it's hard to say if Tesla can realistically meet that goal since it's suffered some production setbacks with its cars. Around the same time, Tesla Inc. will commit to upgrading its self-driving car software system, which will reportedly make the self-driving car self-driving by 2020. Back in Australia, construction is expected to be completed in 2018 on a solar and wind project that will provide Tesla with unlimited expansion of industrial-grade battery Powerpacks.
2019: The year will see some exciting things arrive with the recent unveiling of the Tesla electric semi (electric semi), which is expected to start production in 2019, although few details have been announced about what's in store. Around this time, from October 2018 to April 2019, Tesla Inc. will announce an electric open-top compact cargo truck. Meanwhile, a compact SUV called the Model Y will be released in 2019, as well as a Tesla car called the Model F. Then there's the Boring Company Inc. tunnel being built in Los Angeles, and while Musk didn't reveal a specific timeline, we can assume that with the completion of construction and local government approval, this advanced tunnel transportation system will be completed and operational within the next few years.
2020: over the course of the next 3 years, Musk's plans will get bigger and bigger. First, the "Tesla Roadster 2.0" is already taking pre-orders this November and is expected to be released in 2020. After that, if mass production of the Tesla Model 3 goes well, it is expected to produce one million electric cars per year by 2020. Also in 2020, Tesla electric cars may be able to travel 1,000 miles on a single charge.
2021: probably around 2020 Musk will finish building a Tesla mega battery factory and start producing electric cars in 2021. A plant will be built in China to enhance cooperation with the Chinese government on electric vehicle projects, with production expected in 2030. In addition, Tesla Inc. plans to build 1,000 Supercharger stations in China.
2022: Perhaps the most important moment for Musk will come in 2022! The first planned cargo mission to reach Mars will be lifted off by a modified version of the Super Rocket (BFR), a new reusable rocket that will become the standard for SpaceX space missions, with the aim of reducing the cost of space travel.
2024: Two years later, Elon Musk plans to send the first manned Mars mission to Mars. Meanwhile, between 2022-2024, SpaceX could launch an Earth-based version of its BFR rocket as a new form of transportation between cities.
2030 and beyond: there are many more projects by Elon Musk that are not fully timetabled, or at least none of them are public. The most important is the Hyperloop train (Hyperloop), which Musk believes Tesla or SpaceX would prefer to participate in, and another project is in the early stages of development of "Neuralink", Musk's attempt to combine the human brain with artificial intelligence.