|Tesla CEO Elon Musk|
Tesla CEO and its one of the big investor hints that they will be ready with self driving card by 2020 and Uber hints that they will by all of them like 500000 units. If we do a bit more calculation then it results into total $35 Billion .
The questions were met with a bit of hemming and hawing, followed by awkward silence. Here’s the exchange:
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas: [Venture capitalist and Tesla board member] Steve Jurvetson was recently quoted saying that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told him that if by 2020, Tesla’s cars are autonomous, then he’d want to buy all of them. Is this a real—I mean, forget like the 2020 for a moment. But is this a real business opportunity for Tesla supplying cars to ridesharing firms? Or does Tesla just cut out the middleman and sell on-demand electric-mobility services directly from the company on its own platform?What doesn’t quite shine through in the transcript is how Musk seemed to clam up at the question, opening up more questions than answers about what a future Tesla-Uber tie up might look like.
Elon Musk: Hmmm, that’s an insightful question.
Adam Jonas: You don’t have to answer it.
Elon Musk: [Long pause] I think—I don’t think I should answer it.
Adam Jonas: Okay, let’s move on. … Sometimes you can tell more from the non-answer than the answer.
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