There doesn’t seem to an end to Elon Musk’s vision. It looks like after successfully making electric cars popular, the Tesla CEO wants to turn towards making air travel more sustainable by developing electric planes. But while many would expect such an idea to be revealed in a formal setting, Musk rather shed light on his electric plane design in an interview with Joe Rogan on his Podcast, while drinking whiskey and right before smoking weed.
In an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast that spanned for almost three hours, Elon Musk spoke about his Boring Company, it’s Not a Flamethrower (flamethrower), his project of building underground tunnels in Los Angeles, using sustainable energy, Tesla and many other things while sipping whiskey with the host. However, one of the interesting things Musk talked about was having a design for an electric plane in place.
Elon believes that his plane could be better than the ones we have right now. He states that the planes will have vertical take-off and landing meaning that there will be no need of a runway. He also claims them to support Supersonic flight at high altitudes that to by using less energy per mile.
However, when asked about how he plans to make them a reality, Musk mentioned that he has a lot on his plate, stating that it isn’t his priority at the moment. He iterates that it’s not necessary right now and not as important as having electric cars, solar energy, and stationary storage of energy in place. Musk goes on to talk about how important it is to accelerate towards sustainable energy and how we’re playing a dangerous game with the environment using fossil fuels and emitting vast amounts of carbon in the atmosphere, being a little emotional while saying it.
With conversations taking a much more casual tone at the later stage of the interview, Joe Rogan takes out a weed joint and later hands it Elon, who takes a drag of it, right after asking if “it’s legal right?” Musk passes the joint after taking a drag and later states that he’s not an often pot smoker.