Tesla creator's train prototype on track

  • 13/05/2016
Tesla creator's train prototype on track

The man behind the electric car company Tesla and commercial rocket maker SpaceX is close to realising another dream.

Elon Musk wants to create a rail system that would carry people more than 1000 km/h.

Blink and you might miss it, but speed is sort of the point.

On a test track in the Nevada Desert, a heavy sled went from zero to 100km/h in about a second.

Powered by an electromagnetic propulsion system, it reached 186 miles km/h WHICH before ploughing into a sand barrier to slow it down.   

'Hyperloop One' hopes to build a carbon-free network of tubes that would move at near supersonic speeds on a cushion of air using electric motors.

Theoretically, someone could travel the roughly 1000km/h from Los Angeles to San Francisco, in about 30 minutes.

Watch the video for the full CBS report.