Elon Musk has never been shy about dreaming big, whether that means putting people in outer space, shaving several hours off of long train trips or offering to rescue a soccer team stuck in a cave in Thailand. So it was probably not a huge surprise when the Tesla Chief recently announced that he’s been tinkering with the idea of an underwater car.
Musk teased the idea of a submarine vehicle in June, during an annual shareholder meeting in Silicon Valley. Responding to shareholder questions, Musk said the company has a design for a vehicle that could travel on road and under water.
"I think the market for this would be small—small, but enthusiastic," Musk said, according to Tech Crunch.
Musk said the prototype is inspired by the Lotus Esprit that was used in the James Bond film. “The Spy Who Loved Me.” The Tesla chief executive officer just so happens to own the vehicle that was used in the movie.
Still, Bond fans and anyone who just think it would be cool to be able to take your car for a drive into the sea should not hold your breath. Musk said trying to produce one of the vehicles would distract the company from more pressing business for the electric carmaker.
The company recently announced that it has upgraded the popular Model S to allow it to travel up to 370 miles on a single charge.
The California Lemon Law
The idea of an underwater car is an intriguing one, but automakers still have plenty of trouble getting it right for vehicles meant to travel on land. Car recalls have become common as vehicles are often sold and leased with serious defects that may be hard to detect.
That is where the California lemon law comes in. The law requires car manufacturers to buy back malfunctioning vehicles in certain situations. Manufacturers are required to make certain repairs to cars while they are still under warranty. If the repair attempts are not successful, the carmaker has to take the vehicle back and compensate the owner or lessor for the purchase price and other related expenses.
The manufacturer is also responsible for any legal fees that you incur while enforcing your rights under the California lemon law.
Talk With an Experienced California Lemon Law Attorney
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