Boring Mining with Tesla

By @Ellec on Thu, 13th of June, 2019 at 11:06AM ET

Following up from Elon Musk's statement that Tesla may enter the mining game, could his other disruptive company help Tesla with this endeavour?

Boring Lithium

The Boring company positions itself as a disruptor of the drilling world, using new technology to build faster and cheaper tunnels to alleviate the 7th level of hell traffic in many major cities.

If Tesla can use this new drilling design to mine for Lithium much quicker and cheaper than their current supply lines, it could push down the cost to the end customer for their cars and energy products.

It remains to be seen if these drills would be suitable for mining the metals required to power their Gigafactories, but don't rule out a tunnel being built through a lithium mine, killing two birds with one stone.