In a recent meeting of Tesla on Tuesday, Elon Musk announced that they are launching a submarine car just like the one James Bond used in 1977 in the movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’.
The discussion that prompted this topic was if Tesla would launch an “Aquatic car”, an individual shareholder of Tesla said.
Musk said, self-mockingly, “You can actually have a submarine car — it’s like technically possible. I think the market for this will be small. Small but enthusiastic.” The CEO also clarified, “It would be a bit of a distraction but maybe we’ll make one as a show car.”
In personal life, Elon Musk owns “Wet Nellie,” which was made as a custom submarine by Perry Oceanographic Inc. for use in “The Spy Who Loved Me.” The car is shaped like the Lotus Esprit S1, a sports car.
In the initial years, before Musk became the CEO of Tesla, was a partner with Lotus and launched its record breaking electric sports car the Roadster.
Tesla is in the midst of a number of expensive projects including the establishments of a new battery and car plant in Shanghai, and setting up new lines to begin production of its crossover SUV, the Model Y, in Fremont, California. The question about the “aquatic car” capped the end of a question-and-answer session with Tesla executives and individual shareholders on Tuesday.
During the Q&A and investor presentation Musk assured shareholders that Tesla does not have a “demand problem,” spoke of how challenging it is for a fast-growing company to be profitable, and talked about Tesla’s plans for a pickup truck, semi truck and driverless vehicles.