Founder and CEO of renowned electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors believes that competition from Apple would have only positive effects. About the same time Mr. Musk said during a conference call for financial results for the first quarter of 2015.
In the last few months in the network appeared a lot of rumors that Apple is developing its own electric car codenamed Project Titan. Some industry experts believe that the Apple electric car could compete with Tesla Motors proposals. However, Elon Musk does not consider Apple as a serious threat, although some analysts of wall street believe that the car may become a new Apple iPhone [here meant in terms of popularity, approx. ed.].
Last summer, in order to push the development of electromobility on an international level, Tesla Motors revealed to the competitors of its patents on electric cars. In this step, the company wanted to show to the world that is livelier than the electric vehicle market, even if this vivacity is in the form of competition, the better for Tesla Motors.
Moreover, since in the company of the Mask until you see the outflow of engineering personnel in the company Apple, which earlier reported many thematic resources, Ilon very much looking forward to a potential output to the automotive market of such size as Apple.
Justin Hyde of Yahoo said that during the meeting, Elon Musk called five times the number of people who have moved from Apple to Tesla, i.e. everything happens exactly the opposite. The vast majority in Silicon valley, I admire the achievements of Tesla Motors and this, in turn, gives the company confidence in the future.
As for the results of the first quarter of 2015, the loss was less than predicted in the company. In addition, Tesla Motors did not adjust its previous forecast in the amount raised in this year of electric vehicles, noting that he still expects to start deliveries of the new crossover Tesla Model X at the end of the third quarter.