When asked about how does Tesla achieve a driving range other electric vehicles cannot achieve, Musk has replied that not only the Model S has twice the battery density of the Nissan Leaf, but trumps its competitors at other vital factors including drag coefficient, weight, drivetrain efficiency and rolling resistance. However, the interview gets pretty sci-fi at final, when AutoExpress asks if his SpaceX program will go to the moon or Mars. "The long-term goal of SpaceX is to develop technologies necessary to establish a self-sustaining base on Mars, essentially to make life multi-planetary. I’m optimistic about it."
Really, Elon? Colonies on Mars? It's not 2071 and we're not living in the Cowboy Bebop universe, where the coolest bounty hunter of all comes from a colony on Mars. You have better things to do until you'll buy a house on that planet, things such as launching the Model X crossover and the previously mentioned Model III, for example. Oh, and the 500-mile range electric car too.