Elon Musk finally unveiled some of the new details on Thursday about The Boring Company’s upcoming bricks. The tunnel-digging venture plans to use leftover dirt from its projects and package them into the product, cutting back on carbon emissions from the production of concrete. The company is also planning to start selling the bricks in two months’ time at a price of 10 cents per brick — giving them away for free when used for affordable housing projects.
The details are the latest in Musk’s plan to revolutionize the tunnel-digging industry, after announcing the plans in the month of May 2017 and providing more details the following March. The company also claims that concrete production covers around 4.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, meaning bricks built from leftover tunnel dirt would help reduce some of this production. The prices compare reasonably to other market options.
Musk also previously announced that the interlocking bricks will have a “precise surface finish,” so two people can build some of the outer walls for a new house in one day of time period. They are rated for California seismic loads, but they’re bored in the middle like an aircraft wing spar to cut down on weight.
The bricks have already seen at least one public outing, which is used to craft a podium for Musk at the speed of completion of SpaceX hyperloop speed competition on July 22. Some of the buyers will be able to construct their own podiums, alongside other projects, when the store opens in the next two months.
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