Woz Calls Tesla Big Disruptor
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was interviewed recently by CNBC. He called Tesla Motor Co. the biggest disruptor in the current marketplace. He explained:
“Tesla is probably the one I think of personally because a lot of what Elon Musk does is just really driving toward that future that we can have that is so much more beautiful and not restricted by the way things were done in the past.”
“Woz”, as he has become known, has a reputation for providing his speculations and opinions to the press. He told AppleCarFans that he knows Apple will build an “insanely great” car. Woz said:
“I think that Apple will build a car but won’t put out any great thing until it’s insanely great. It can’t be just another new car.”
But for now, until something official happens at the company he holds as his own, his choice is Tesla. He gave credit to Tesla CEO Elon Musk for creating the first truly promising U.S. auto company since 1927. Woz noted the fact that driving a Tesla feels typical of driving any car, not riddled with range anxiety. He shared his feelings about his personal Tesla ownership. Woz said:
“You can own it and feel like ‘I’m an owner. I can go wherever I want to go just like in a gas car’. That’s changed my life a lot.”
With the recent issues at Apple possibly pushing back the Apple Car’s release even further, Tesla may remain in the forefront for quite some time. Musk also believes that Apple is making a car and jokes that it has not been kept secret very well. However, leadership of Project Titan seems to keep changing hands, and employees are jumping ship, so who knows what will really come of it and when.