Elon Musk has made a career out of breaking boundaries. The Tesla and Space X founder is no stranger to larger than life ideas.

Next month on ‘Talk Asia’, CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout sits down exclusively with the entrepreneur in Hong Kong, discussing his many innovative ventures and his plans to continue battling what he believes are some of the biggest threats to humankind. CNN gets a rare look into the mind of Elon Musk and gets his views on the future of self- driving cars, expanding production of Tesla into China, and why a multi planetary existence on Mars makes sense.

Highlights from the interview:

On Tesla in China
Elon Musk: “Well I think there is an understanding by the Chinese government that electric vehicles are very important to the future – in order to have cleaner cities you have to go electric. And so the policies and initiatives of the national government are increasingly favoring that outcome. The challenge for Tesla I think is to figure out local production because right now our cars in China are coming with quite high import duty, and we are not eligible for local incentives. So all of our sales in China are effectively quite a high penalty. But that will be alleviated once we move to local production.”

On building cars in China
Elon Musk: “It will eventually be made in China … if it was possible for us to do local production in China sooner, we would, but I think it's probably going to be close to 3 years before we can achieve that outcome.”

On lower oil prices
Elon Musk: “I think in the case for Tesla, it probably affects us a little bit less because we have quite a significant product differentiation. For lower price electric vehicles toward a more economic decision, I think they will actually take a pretty big hit. And so the electric vehicles industry as a whole I think will definitely suffer, because of the low oil prices.”

On Mars being his destination
Elon Musk: “I think there are two main motivations for Mars. I mean one is sort of a defensive reason of saying okay if something would happen to earth, life as we know it, does it end, or if it's on another planet it probably doesn't end. So the multi planet civilization is likely to last a lot longer than single planet civilization. And that is one element, the other part of it is it just being an incredible adventure.”

Airtimes: Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei
Thursday February 4 at 1730 HKT
Saturday February 6 at 1100 and 1330 HKT
Saturday February 13 at 2030 HKT
Sunday February 14 at 1330 HKT

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