Musk intrigued his followers with a mysterious announcement that he began working on a "top secret Tesla masterplan, part 2." The electric-car maker didn't give much detail on the matter, probably because it is "top secret", but Twitter is already overflown with guesses, and some of the proposed ideas are quite bizarre.
@elonmusk is it conquer the world or a car that can fly? because i'm in for both of those— Eduardo Marin (@Ed_Marin) July 10, 2016
@elonmusk Robots that you can put your brain in and then live forever?— Patrick McLeod (@patrickem) July 10, 2016
One user joked that Musk should keep information about the project on Hillary Clinton's server if he wants it to remain "top secret."
@elonmusk if it's top secret just publish it through Hillary's server.— (((Steve Berman))) (@lifeofgrace224) July 10, 2016
@elonmusk you rock, now can you send Trump on the next rocket, please— Thinker (@SmellTheTea) July 10, 2016
The first masterplan was laid out in mogul's decade-old blog post entitled ‘The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me). The company has been delivering on its promises to "build sports car" and "use that money to build an affordable car." But the new announcement comes amid controversy over two recent incidents involving Tesla cars equipped with autopilot systems.
Tesla blamed the fatality on rare circumstances of the crash, insisting that its Model S vehicles are safe. It also reminded Tesla drivers that the autopilot system, although it allows the car to keep itself in a lane, maintain speed and operate for a limited time in a driverless mode, is just "an assist feature."
The masterplan may also be related to Tesla's last month' proposal to buy panel maker company SolarCity Corp over which Musk serves as chairman and principal shareholder. Musk expects the deal will help Tesla get into the market for sustainable energy for homes and businesses.
The CEO decided to keep everyone intrigued until next week, and Tesla representatives also did not comment on the announcement.