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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Just Told Us When All Cars Will Be Self-Driving

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Elon Musk, Chairman, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors, talks about self-driving cars in China. Photograph by ChinaFotoPress — Getty Images

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is pretty confident that all cars will be self-driving. And he’s thinking it’ll happen pretty quickly.

In response to a question during Tesla’s third-quarter earnings conference call, Musk said that “all cars will go fully autonomous in the long-term.” But he didn’t just stop there, reported USA Today.

Musk, who is known for his outlandish statements at times, added that in the future, it would be “quite unusual to see cars that don’t have full autonomy” within a window of 15- to 20-years.

Unsurprisingly, he said that it would be even sooner for Teslas. The company’s shares rose Tuesday despite the company reporting its biggest loss in 10 quarters, according to Reuters.

During the call, the company announced its already putting together batteries for use by utilities and building owners in its Gigafactory.