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