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Elon Musk believes electric planes will become more practical in about 5 years

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Elon Musk believes electric planes will become more practical in about 5 yearsFor as easy as it is to poke fun at Elon Musk's online shenanigans, there's no denying that he managed to revolutionize the automobile industry in a relatively brief time period. Because of this success of this Model S, Tesla managed to establish that automobiles didn't must be clunky. What's , the popularity of this Model S — along with all the Model Y and also the Model 3 — definitively proved that requirement for EVs was far more than anyone might have expected even a couple of years ago.Tesla's obsession with all things electric, of course, goes far beyond conventional four-door sedans, an assertion augmented by Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity and the company's plans to roll out an electric-powered semi-truck and pickup truck in the near future.Beyond that, is it possible that Tesla is one day leverage its EV experience to develop a plane? It sounds far-fetched, however as evidenced by Musk's use The Boring Company, it's nearly impossible to expect what Musk will get into next. Having said that, someone asked Musk through Twitter a couple of days ago about whether an electric powered airplane would be feasible. “Yes,” Musk reacted,”but still a bit too limited on range. That will change in coming years as battery energy density improves.” “Jet A (kerosene) has much higher energy density than Li-ion, but electric motors weigh much less & convert stored energy to motion better than combustion engines,” Musk afterward included. Last, Musk said that he expects lithium-ion batteries will be able to compete with kerosene in about five years time.Of course, Musk's comments on Twitter prompted many to wonder whether Tesla could someday get into aviation. Personally, I don't think , but stranger things have occurred after Musk becomes fixated on a thought.

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