Probably there could not have been a much better way to show how important for PM Modi are renewable and alternative sources of energy, than by touring the Tesla Motors facility at Palo Alto in a battery powered car. Adding on, an interaction with Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk would have given him enough idea about what could drive the automobiles in the future as well as how renewable energy could be used to address many issues back home such as that of farmers.
The PM summed up his interaction with Elon Musk in a tweet:
Later, Elon Musk stated on the visit, “Prime Minister Modi and I talked about electricity generation and how there are ways to skip ahead with it as with cell phones.”
Thereafter, the PM also met Apple CEO Tim Cook, discussing with him a wide range of issues.