Elon Musk says Apple's electric car is an 'open secret' in wide-ranging BBC interview

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"All transport, with the exception of rockets, will go fully electric"

BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones went to Tesla's Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, to have a 20 minute conversation with Elon Musk, the man with the thousand big projects. They covered a lot of ground, including the future of electric cars and autonomous driving technology, as well as Tesla's goal of making more affordable EVs (starting with the Model 3, which will be unveiled this Spring), and what Musks think of possible competition from Apple. There's also a brief discussion of artificial intelligence, which Musk has warned about before.

On self-driving cars, here's a choice quote from Musk: "Owning a car that is not self-driving, over time, will become like owning a horse. You would own it and use it for sentimental reasons, but not for daily use."

Check out the uncut interview:

On the topic of Tesla and Apple, I've written in the past 9 reasons why I think Apple might buy Tesla. I'm not saying it definitely will happen, but I think it's not a crazy idea, and would probably make more sense than Google buying Tesla (which almost happened in 2013) since they're both focused on making products and hardware/software integration, while Google's main strengths are with cloud services (powered by immense amounts of data) and advertising (how they make almost all of their money).

Cellan-Jones also recently did a "360 degree" video review of the Model S:


Elon Musk says Apple's electric car is an 'open secret' in wide-ranging BBC interview
BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones chats with Musk about his various projects.

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