Are electric aircraft next for Tesla’s Elon Musk?

Are electric aircraft next for Tesla’s Elon Musk?
Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY 8:15 p.m. EST November 12, 2013

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, in a USA TODAY interview (Photo: Maxine Park USA TODAY)

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, in a USA TODAY interview
(Photo: Maxine Park USA TODAY)

Having tried to conquer earth with Tesla Motors and the stars with SpaceX, CEO Elon Musk now appears interested in the void in between — commercial aviation.

He says there is “an interesting opportunity” to make a radical change in aviation with an electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing supersonic aircraft. As much as he admires aerospace companies like Boeing and Airbus — he lauds the Boeing 747 as his favorite while dissing the new 787 — Musk questions whether the otherwise staid industry is passing up the opportunity for “radical” change.

Continue Learning: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/11/12/elon-musk-tesla-spacex-electric-planes/3509361/

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