Starlink Mobile Service Not for Tesla Cars But Aircraft, Big Trucks and More Says Elon Musk

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A recent FCC filing by SpaceX hinted at Starlink’s expansion to mobile, offering its satellite internet service for aircraft and more.

On Monday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk clarified the Starlink’s mobile internet plans would not be for Tesla cars, rather larger vehicles such as recreation vehicles, aircraft ships and more.

Replying to a CNBC story on the matter, Musk said this afternoon, “Not connecting Tesla cars to Starlink, as our terminal is much too big. This is for aircraft, ships, large trucks & RVs.”

Starlink as a mobile high-speed internet service for ships, large trucks, RVs and aircraft would add yet another revenue stream for the company. While Musk says Starlink isn’t for Tesla cars now, it’s clear at some point in the future it would make sense for the service to hit the company’s electric vehicles, and ditch reliance on wireless carriers.