At the annual meeting of shareholders the company Tesla, which was held yesterday, Elon Musk responded to questions. Among the standard questions about the new models (prototype of the electric jockey, Model Y, Class 8 semi-truck …), there was a very interesting question and, freely we can say, an even more interesting answer.
The question is whether Tesla plans to build a water car – that is, a car that could drive on the roads, then go down to the water and drive like a boat. It turned out that the company’s work on something more interesting – the electric car-submarines, as well as that there is already a complete design for it.
The whole project was inspired by a special Lotus Esprit submarine car, which was shown in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”. The owner of this original car was Elon Musk.
In response to a question, he said that it is technically possible to make auto-submarine electricity, but the market for such a product would be too small. However, in his manners, he left open the possibility that at some point he might actually make such a car.