The Coronavirus doesn’t stop Tesla and its eclectic CEO Elon Musk. Tesla is in the process of studying a heating system used for his electrical machines to be installed in domestic environments.
Elon Musk himself revealed this in a series of tweets in response to an article about the heating of the Tesla Model Y.
Elon Musk intervened directly in the discussion arguing that the Tesla Model Y heat pump is one of the best pieces of engineering he has seen in recent times, complimenting the team. He then added:
“Sure would love to do home hvac that’s quiet & efficient, with humidity control & HEPA filter”.
Sure would love to do home hvac that’s quiet & efficient, with humidity control & HEPA filter
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2020
Elon Musk and the Coronavirus
In recent days, Elon Musk appears to have changed his mind about the Coronavirus. Only a few days ago he had invited his employees not to panic about the disease, because in his opinion it is more likely to die in a car accident than due to Covid-19. His opinion had been echoed by the crypto influencer John McAfee.
According to the tweets, not only Musk has changed his mind but he’s collaborating with Medtronic (a company that makes medical solutions) to make devices necessary to save the infected from Coronavirus.
Just had a long engineering discussion with Medtronic about state-of-the-art ventilators. Very impressive team!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 21, 2020
After all, just a few weeks ago the Coronavirus seemed to be a Chinese and Italian problem. Now that several European nations such as Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom have opted for the lockdown, while the United States has declared an emergency and extraordinary measures to counteract the economic setbacks, even Musk seems to have realized that the Coronavirus is not trivial influenza.
In the meantime, the saying “business as usual” applies to Tesla and so the company continues with its innovations, including precisely home heating. The project announced via Twitter is ambitious and would aim to achieve communication between the heating system of the house and that of the car so that even the home heating can be activated remotely, thus eliminating energy waste.