While fortunately he didn’t think about the two vehicles as part of the same project, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said he gave a thoughtful consideration to the two projects.
Musk, a well established businessman – one that has already made billions from its startup projects and currently heads Tesla Motors – the California based electric automaker – and Space Exploration – a space corporation that currently works for NASA and the International Space Station – is known for his bold statements.
“I’ve thought about it quite a lot…We could definitely make a flying car – but that’s not the hard part,” Musk said in an interview with the Independent. “The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that’s super safe and quiet? Because if it’s a howler, you’re going to make people very unhappy.”
“We will be making a submarine car. It can transition from being a submarine to a car that drives up on the beach. Maybe we’ll make two or three, but it wouldn’t be more than that. It’s not like we’d sell it, because I think the market for submarine cars is quite small,” he added about the other project.
Musk also discussed his latest auto endeavor, the start of commercialization of right-hand drive Tesla Model S, as the CEO flew to Britain to offer the key to the first customers and said the company plans to build a full nationwide electric charging network in Great Britain.
Via Business Insider
by Aurel Niculescu
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