Elon Musk is know for being outspoken and in a recent interview with German media Der Spiegel he criticized the large automakers, revealed talks with BMW and said he is not a fan of hybrids.
Earlier this month it was made public that Daimler (owner of Mercedes) was going to close the only battery factory in Germany. The Tesla CEO criticized the large German car makers for not investing more in the development of batteries as they have all the right conditions to do so. Long term Musk said that Tesla would open a battery factory in Germany.
He also revealed that Telsa is in talks with BMW over a partnership when it comes to batteries and charging station.
When Elon Musk was asked about plug-in-hybrid cars he said they are like amphibious vehicles: not ideal on water and not ideal on land.