The company also said on Friday that 44 per cent of its third-quarter net profit was from previously undisclosed regulatory credits. His tweed said, "hopefully, partial presence in India, Africa & South America end of next year, with broader expansion in 2020".
The extra publicity for his other company, Tesla, didn't hurt either.
Tesla and Panasonic now produce about 60% of the world's (electric vehicles) EV batteries, while Shanghai-based Gigafactory 3 will produce EV and battery modules, with an initial plan to produce 3,000 Model 3 vehicles a week, Musk said.
Now, it seems that SpaceX and Tesla will work together once more, as Musk took to Twitter on June 10 to inform his 21.9 million followers that the new Roadster will come with a SpaceX option package that will include roughly 10 rocket thrusters placed around the auto. At the time, he cited "some challenging government regulations" as a hurdle.
Musk wrote, "Tesla will be there (in India) as soon as he (Deepak) believes we should".
The mannequin astronaut Starman launched into space earlier this year by SpaceX has now traveled past Mars, the aerospace company revealed. The business tycoon has already directed his service team to expand the company's overall market beyond North America, Eastern Europe, China, and Japan by the end of next year.
The entrepreneur wants to make pricing affordable, through a strategy that focuses on local production for local markets at a continental level.
Starman has probably put more miles on his cherry red Tesla Roadster in the last nine months than any other auto in history.
The FBI's investigation also targets the Model 3 production targets, while the DOJ is examining Musk's privatisation statements.
Tesla in partnership with Panasonic is the largest electric-car-battery manufacturer in the world claiming nearly 60 per cent of the global production.