OREANDA-NEWS. The head of the electric car company Tesla Elon Musk announced the imminent official appearance of Tesla in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.

Musk said via video link at the Russian New Knowledge marathon: “I think we will soon be present in Russia and Tesla will soon be in Russia, I think it will be amazing. And we also need to look more broadly, at Kazakhstan, the CIS countries. "

The head of Tesla also said that he is considering Russia as a possible location for a plant for the production of electric vehicles.

"We have a factory in Shanghai ... We want that we had factories in other parts of the world, potentially we are considering Russia," Musk said.

Elon Musk believes that in the future, rockets will remain the only vehicle that does not use electricity for propulsion. Ships, cars, planes, he said, will be electric.
Musk added that in the future, humanity will consider cars with internal combustion engines as archaic as steam engines look today. All cars will be on autopilot, the businessman is sure.

The "New Knowledge" marathon started on Thursday in Moscow and will take place in parallel in St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad and Novosibirsk. The forum program covers the following areas: knowledge, history and culture, sports, IT, industry and industry, science and technology. According to the organizers, about 150 speakers will speak during the marathon.