- 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.
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