And despite competing self-driving tech from Cadillac, Mercedes, GM and other traditional automakers, Musk told Recode they all lack a "generalized" solution - and that it all comes down to software. The tweet, which Musk later said was a joke, caused the company stock to fall 14 percent.
"I think we could execute better if we were private", he said, saying that short-sellers who bet on a decline in the price of the stock do damage to the Tesla brand because the stock is public.
The Tesla CEO says he still uses an iPhone and wants to release products that "people just love".
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have been interviewing former Tesla employees, in some cases using subpoenas to compel them to submit to interviews.
The company originally said in its third-quarter earnings call past year that it would reach full production of 5,000 Model 3s per week in the first quarter of 2018.
Tesla finally met that target in June of this year.
Soyuz rocket failure blamed on a bent sensor pin
More recently, Russia's space program has been dogged by a string of failed satellite launches involving unmanned vehicles. Russian Federation stands to lose that monopoly with the arrival of SpaceX's Dragon and Boeing's Starliner crew capsules.
It was in 2015 that PM Modi tweeted how he was impressed by the power ball technology of Tesla Motors which stores electricity in a battery for long term.
Elon Musk, has revealed the company's plans of expanding its overall market beyond North America, Europe, and China. Musk shared his predictions about the future of Tesla and explained why he has pushed himself to the brink of exertion to help his company succeed.
"We believe that the claims are without merit and intend to defend against this lawsuit vigorously", the company said in its filing.
The company said then it had booked $52 million in "zero emission vehicle" credit sales. Tesla last week reported a surprise quarterly profit, inspiring optimism that the EV maker will become a sustainable business.
Tesla shares closed up less than half a percent to $346.41 on Friday.