The ever outspoken Tesla CEO Elon Musk had plenty to say at a recent Q&A at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, including the news that Ford has apparently killed sex.
The meeting held in Mountain View, California yesterday also included news about Musk’s tenure with Tesla, which looks to be at least another 4-5 years. He said that he plans to stay with the company at least until they get going with production of the upcoming third generation Tesla. This newest generation is set to have a much more affordable price starting at $35,000 and a range of 200 miles per charge.
Production of that vehicle hinges on the new $5 billion gigafactory that will produce battery packs and allow Tesla to ramp up production of the new Tesla. The final location has yet to be revealed and isn’t expected to be announced until the end of the year.
As for that whole sex thing, well, it started with a question about Tesla abandoning their trademark for the Model E. Musk joked that he was asked about the name of the next vehicle and that adding an E to the existing S and X models made for a little bit of fun.
Ford didn’t appreciate the humor, since way back at the beginning of automotive time they actually used the Model E name. They threatened to sue, so Tesla decided not to pursue the Model E name and, according to Musk, Ford killed SEX.
Personally, I’m still hoping they go with Intergalactic SpaceBoat of Light and Wonder.
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.