If Elon Musk, endearingly referred to as "the Steve Jobs of automobiles," ever started another company down the road, it would likely involve supersonic electrical airplanes.
"I do think that there's an interesting opportunity to create a supersonic electric vertical takeoff/landing jet," said the CEO of Tesla at the Dealbook Conference Tuesday. "It seems unlikely that it will come from Boeing or Airbus given that they seem to be focused on very incremental improvements to their plans as opposed to radical improvements. But it could come from a startup."
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