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Tesla does everything, or at least it seems that way sometimes. Between their electric cars, SpaceX and solar panels, it isn’t hard to let your imagination run with the possibilities of what could come next. According to Morgan Stanley, it isn’t just possible, it’s likely that Tesla electric aircraft will be a thing at some point. 

Elon Musk in front of a blue and white background. Morgan Stanley thinks Tesla electric aircraft will be a thing one day.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk | Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images

What is Morgan Stanley suggesting?

According to Yahoo News, Morgan Stanley released a report that states it believes it’s unlikely that Tesla won’t go into electric aircraft. Yes, that’s a little confusing, because it isn’t saying that Tesla is going into electric aircraft, just that they’re probably not not going to. This may not be surprising to anyone who pays attention to all of the ways that Tesla has expanded. Or read Elon Musk’s tweets. He’s known for tweeting his thoughts and ideas and speculations, and at least a few of those are about aircraft. 

Morgan Stanley is fully aware of the fact that Tesla is not suggesting that they go into aircraft. In fact, their own report states, “We must acknowledge that Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) management has, to date, openly discouraged speculation around their involvement in eVTOL/UAM. So, that’s it then. … We’ll have Teslas on our roads, underground in tunnels … on Mars. But not in Earth’s skies? Well … we’re not convinced.”

It’s not an illogical conclusion. Tesla will go to Mars, but skip the space in between? It would be so tempting to get an electric aircraft into the sky, and to cut down on the hugely detrimental effects of aviation fuel. 

Morgan Stanley isn’t telling people to rush out and buy Tesla or anything

In its report, Morgan Stanley wrote, “In our view, the chance that Tesla does not ultimately offer products and services to the eVTOL/UAM market is remote.” The eVTOL/UAM market stands for Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing, and Urban Air Mobility.

Rather, Morgan Stanley is just saying that they believe that Tesla won’t be able to stay out of the sky, and that might be something that investors want to consider. 

Tesla isn’t the only potential company in the electric aviation industry

Yahoo also notes that Tesla isn’t the only company considering electric aviation (though at this point, Tesla isn’t really considering it). Hyundai and General Motors are both working on electric aviation. There are multiple examples of flying cars being designed and showcased these days. 

Still, it’s important to remember that Tesla itself hasn’t said anything about entering electric aviation. With all of the things they have going on, it would be impressive if they could also launch an electric aviation company. It also wouldn’t be surprising, considering all that Tesla seems to be working on at any given moment. 
Until we hear official confirmation that Tesla is getting involved in electric aviation, it’s just speculation. And although it can be tempting to think, why wouldn’t they, that isn’t quite the same as saying, they are.


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