You can soon whip around Las Vegas underground in a Tesla.
Starting this June, visitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) will be able to quickly navigate the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles, all while being 40 feet underneath the ground.
The $52.5 million, first-of-its-kind transportation solution, named the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, was the brainchild of Tesla founder Elon Musk. The goal is to ease traffic congestion at the LVCC by offering a new transportation option that is accessible from Downtown Las Vegas, throughout the Strip and as far south as Allegiant Stadium.
The company constructed two one-way, .8-mile vehicular tunnels and three passenger stations to connect the existing convention center campus to the 1.4 million square foot West Hall expansion. The system will allow up to 4,400 convention attendees per hour to be whisked across the sprawling campus in just under two minutes, free of charge. By foot, the walk would take approximately 25 minutes.