Only if he had an adapter...
So it was a good turn out this evening. Plenty of interest in the car and in the theater. The ground he covered was very similar to the fireside chat stuff from earlier this year, i.e. Elon's corporate history rather than too much on the energy storage / future transport stuff, but we did get a couple of interesting snippets.
- The supersonic electric planes will require roughly a doubling of battery energy density, i.e. to around 500 Wh/kg.
- The 'hyperloop' is a cross between a rail gun and Concorde. (difficult to see how this can't crash...)
- SpaceX have recently got a new contract to launch astronauts too (will use iterations of F9 and Dragon).
There were quite a few people lining up to ask questions, but as all the mics were on the ground floor and I was trapped in the balcony, I didn't get to ask any (one was the plane thing, anyway). I was going to set him off on hydrogen for the benefit of any BBC journalists in the room, but surprisingly that topic did not come up except for in the context of rocket fuel.
Still, the car looked fantastic (it was the German registered sig red) and a bunch of us retired to the pub afterwards with Bobbyllew, so it was a good night all round.