Elon Musk says Tesla has designed a submarine car like the one in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

Keith Hamshere | Getty ImagesAt Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk said his company has designed a submarine car like the one from the 1977 James Bond movie, « The Spy Who Loved Me. »An individual shareholder asked the CEO if Tesla would ever make an « aquatic car, » which prompted the discussion.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 his personal life, Musk is the owner of the « 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 its earliest years, before Musk became the company’s CEO, Tesla partnered with Lotus to make its ground 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.WATCH: We went inside Tesla’s first Gigafactory

Source: CNBC

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