FORTUNE -- Elon Musk has conquered the roads with Tesla Motors (TSLA). And he's rocketed into orbit with SpaceX. Might he now be considering something (literally) in between?
During an interview at today's New York Times Dealbook conference, Musk admitted that he began designing a new means of supersonic travel after the Concorde was canceled in 2003:
"I do think there's an interesting opportunity to create a supersonic, electric ,vertical takeoff and landing jet," Musk said. "It seems unlikely to come from Boeing (BA) or Airbus, given that they seem to be focused on very incremental improvements to their planes as opposed to radical improvements. So it could come from a startup. If I were to have another company in the future, which would not be any time soon, I think that would be the thing do do."
Musk adds that the idea is based on his fundamental belief that the future often seems to be getting worse instead of better, something that also prompted his interest in the so-called hyperloop method of mass transit.
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Is Tesla's Elon Musk going to be in trouble for a tweet?
FORTUNE -- Last week we discussed how the SEC had issued a Wells Notice to Netflix (NFLX), after its CEO Reed Hastings possibly disclosed material information via a Facebook post.
Could Tesla Motors (TSLA) boss Elon Musk be next? This is what he tweeted last Monday:
Am happy to report that Tesla was narrowly cash flow positive last week. Continued improvement expected through MOREDan Primack - Dec 13, 2012 3:22 PM ET
Fisker sales are strong, but well below expectations.
FORTUNE -- Troubled electric carmaker Fisker is expecting to generate around $200 million in 2012 revenue, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
It's a decent figure considering that the five-year-old company only began delivering actual vehicles in July 2011. But it's also well short of what the company was promising prospective investors. For example, one source tells me that documents circulated last November by MOREDan Primack - Dec 13, 2012 2:05 PM ET
Electric automaker Tesla Motors (TSLA) today filed to raise more than $190 million in new capital, largely to fund development of a crossover vehicle dubbed Model X.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said today that it plans to offer 5.3 million shares of common stock, which today is up around 6% from its $26.72 per share opening price. Goldman Sachs (GS) is underwriting the offering.
Tesla also said that founder and CEO Elon MOREDan Primack - May 25, 2011 3:27 PM ET
Three weeks ago, shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) dropped more than 21% in a two-day period. Not because of any product recall or poor earnings report, but because short-sellers realized that a "lock-up period" was about to expire, allowing company insiders to sell shares they had been required to hold for 180 days following Tesla's initial public offering.
The shorts were right.
At least two of Tesla's early venture capital backers chose MOREDan Primack - Jan 13, 2011 12:50 PM ET
Don't get swept up in the hype of the Tesla IPO. Clean tech is not yet ready for prime time.
by Heidi N. Moore, contributor
It's a common convention for horror movies to have at least one character who, cornered by the monster/attacker/murderer/villain, yells to his compatriots, "Go on without me! Save yourselves!" The same phrase should also be common among clean technology companies listing for an initial public offering.
Tesla Motors, MOREmoorehn - Jun 29, 2010 2:46 PM ET
By Heidi N. Moore, contributor
Uncertainty: The Washington Post says that the death of Sen. Robert Byrd, 92, will further complicate the already byzantine road to financial reform. Related: The American Prospect says nothing, not even Byrd's death, will stop the course of financial reform. Related: At Harvard Business Review, Justin Fox reviews the ideas of financial reform versus its ideals.
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