ELON MUSK (TESLA) :So you know I think if this were simply a gasoline car company start up, I'd say well "what's the point?" But this is really about leveraging a completely new technology that the big incumbent car companies don't really understand that well.
... I certainly would never have started a gasoline car company. But it must be done so we're doing it...
SPENCER MICHELS: You could change the world.
ELON MUSK: We need to change the world. There's no choice.
There's nothing -- I've bought everything I want. So this is not about wealth accumulation for me personally. It's just that I think this is a very important problem and it's got to get solved and if we don't solve it we're in trouble.