- The track will span 5 miles near the busy Interstate 5 highway somewhere between San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to a recent Navigant Research blog post.
- Musk originally called for a top speed of 800 mph, but tests will be conducted at a more modest 200 mph. One reason for that is that engineers won't have the 100 miles of track Musk estimated would be needed for a pod to accelerate to 800 mph.
- The test track--which is expected to break ground in 2016--will cost about $100 million. Most of that funding is expected to come from an initial public offering by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies later this year.
California Test Track For Elon Musk's Hyperloop To Be Built
5. 20. 15 by Alex Klokus