Tesla's New Mission: a Quiet Leafblower

'Tesla blows,' quips Elon Musk
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2019 7:19 AM CDT
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In this March 14, 2019 photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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(Newser) – Elon Musk kept things weird Tuesday evening with the announcement of a possible new Tesla product line. "Tesla is going to develop a quiet, electric leafblower," the CEO tweeted, adding: "Tesla blows haha." It's not clear what prompted the announcement, though CNET speculates that Musk or his friends may have been annoyed by a "particularly loud leafblower." When doubters told Musk that electric leafblowers are already on the market, he replied: "We can probably just repurpose Model 3 HVAC parts. No big deal." It's not clear whether the leafblower will make it to market, though Musk has had success with other non-automotive creations like his limited-edition "not a flamethrower" flamethrower, Business Insider notes. (Read more Elon Musk stories.)

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