Musk had met with officials from the Saudi fund on July 31.
In a follow-up tweet, Musk said the firm is looking at establishing "partial presence" in India, Africa, and South America by the end of next year, and expanding further in 2020.
Tesla Inc shares were trading at $345.25 per share on Friday morning, up $0.97 (+0.28%).
Last week, Musk said Tesla stopped would stop selling self-driving hardware on its website because customers were confused, and "didn't understand the different between enhanced Autopilot and full=self-driving".
Musk told Recode the Saudis may have sold their stake in the company since those discussions.
Biz reporter Liz Claman pushed Musk for answers about taking the company private. Swisher says she loves Apple's AirPods as they make her happy. He also argues that a fluctuating stock price is also a distraction within the company.
But he said that Tesla does not need to go private and that trying to do so again "would result in some short-term drama".
In October, Elon Musk stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tesla under the agreement with the Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the US, who accused the businessman of fraud.
In an interview that lasted more than an hour Musk weighed in on many topics including the difficulty of running an automobile company. "But it's the thing that I am personally most fired up about".
He added: "Unless they're keeping it incredibly secret, which is unlikely, I don't think any of the auto companies are likely to be a serious competitor". "It's like maybe 10-15 minutes [a day]". But in the days after the settlement, Musk taunted the agency, tweeting, "Just want to [say] that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work". "It's pretty manageable", Musk said.