Musk also tweeted that the Tesla Model S (priced around $70,000) is much cheaper when factoring in tax credits and gas savings.
Net of gas savings, a Tesla is $550 to $600/month with down payment taken care of by tax credits. Maybe less costly then it first seems.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2013
During the D11 Conference interview, Musk said the "hyperloop" was "a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table," and said it would be cheaper and faster than California's planned bullet train. Does the hyperloop use quantum levitation? It's cool that Elon Musk is starting a revolution in the auto and energy industries right now. I bet he eventually figures out a way to run Tesla vehicles entirely on solar power (related: Elon Musk on the Future of Solar Power - TED Talk, 2/2013). There are already solar superchargers available. Tesla's website says "over time, Tesla plans to add solar canopies to all Supercharger stations." Regarding Musk's space rocket company SpaceX, he thinks humans need to be "multi-planetary" to avoid an extinction event, so he's trying to revolutionize space travel. We need to diversify planets. It's interesting that people are now comparing the PayPal co-founder to Steve Jobs.
Elon Musk interviewed at the D11 Conference.
Elon Musk speaking at the Tesla 2013 Annual Shareholder Meeting.