Elon Musk: Boring Company’s flamethrowers are sold out

Elon Musk tweeted last night, “Flamethrowers sold out.”  And now the Boring Company’s website shows that they are no longer selling flamethrowers since all 20,000 have been sold.

Elon also tweeted that “All flamethrowers will ship with a complimentary boring fire extinguisher.”

Elon’s been having fun with this side campaign of selling flamethrowers.  As we covered previously, Elon is mainly selling flamethrowers because the movie Spaceballs.  There’s a part of the movie where they talk about “merchandising” and flamethrowers.  (see more, In honor of Spaceballs and “merchandising”, Elon starts to sell Boring Company flamethrowers)

Elon’s flamethrowers have been recently under criticism from those like California Assemblyman Santiago who said, “We don’t allow people to walk in off the street and purchase military-grade tanks or armor-piercing ammunition. I cannot even begin to image the problems a flamethrower would cause firefighters and police officers alike.”  (see more, Elon Musk: 15,000 flamethrowers sold so far)

In response to those criticizing the flamethrowers, Elon tweeted the following:

According to it’s 2017 year-end report submitted to the California DMV, Tesla has not tested any vehicles on public roads in California in autonomous mode for the reporting year 2017 (November 30, 2016-December 1, 2017).

This news comes in the midst of mounting frustrations over delays in Tesla’s Full Self Driving feature, which Tesla currently sells as a $3000 option in all of its new cars, to be enabled in a future date following extensive software validation and regulatory approval. According to Tesla’s marketing print, Full Self Drive means, complete autonomous driving. You simply tell the car where it needs to go and the car will drive to the final destination with no input from the passenger.

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