In an interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" on Friday, Musk said "it's possible" he would purchase a GM factory in North America if the company is "going to sell a plant or not use it".
"It's possible that we would be interested if (GM) are going to sell a plant or not use it that we would take it over," Musk said.
GM announced in November they are closing three assembly factories in North America.
"The whole point of Tesla is to accelerate the advent of electric vehicles sustainable transport and trying to help the environment. It's the most serious problem that humanity faces," Musk said.
Musk, who was the Chairman of Tesla for three years, stepped down in September.
He paid a $20 million fine in a deal with the stock market regulatory authority, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to resolve securities fraud charges.
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