Just when you think Tesla is busy tackling groundbreaking tech projects like robotaxis and driverless cars, Musk comes out of nowhere announcing a possible new product line that nobody asked for.
Next up in the electric car maker's pipeline: electric leaf blowers.
On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is planning to "develop a quiet, electric leaf blower," and like all good Tesla declarations, the news came via Twitter.
Musk sent a follow-up tweet with a pun. "Tesla blows," the CEO said.
P.S. electric leaf blowers already exist. But a Tesla version of the silent petal-blowing contraption may actually happen.
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Musk says the company may already have the parts to build it. "We can probably just repurpose Model 3 HVAC parts," he tweeted. "Not a big deal." It's unclear if the leaf blower would be a whole new product line for Tesla or a limited run offering. Musk claims the idea was suggested by people inside and outside of the Palo Alto-based company.
He also tweeted that the device will recharge quickly and have a long lasting battery.
A few years ago, Musk founded another non-automotive project The Boring Company after reportedly getting stuck in traffic. "Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging..." Musk Tweeted.
The Boring Company produced the viral limited-edition "not a flamethrower" flamethrower, which quickly sold out. The devices were priced at $500 each.
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It's not clear what prompted Tuesday's announcement.
A day earlier, Musk said that Tesla was busy preparing to launch a fleet of Uber-like robot taxis next year.