Tesla bears make the argument that Elon Musk is similar to Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, who resorted to deception and fraud. What would happen to Tesla if something were to happen to him?
Elon Musk is an incredibly ambitious leader with seemingly impossible goals, who has changed the auto industry and accelerated human progress. His success is mostly dependent on the capital he can raise to finance his dreams, which is made possible by the faith people have in him and Tesla. However, it is difficult to tell which of his goals will turn into realities and when.
Autopilot has some useful features, but can be dangerous on roads with unclear lane markings. Is the autopilot Tesla’s greatest advantage?
Tesla created its cars by breaking out of the domain of existing auto manufacturers and thinking from first principles, creating vehicles with fewer parts and a more customer-friendly approach to buying and servicing.
Traditional car manufacturers have the advantage of knowledge and experience in manufacturing cars, but can they survive the transition to EV?
Two-thirds of the electricity in the US currently comes from fossil fuels, but electric cars could cut CO2 emissions by over a third.
Tesla’s batteries are more efficient but more expensive to replace and require more attention to keep them running efficiently.
Range anxiety is a real concern for electric vehicle (EV) owners, but it is manageable. Charging with a 110-volt outlet can take three days, but a 220-volt outlet can charge the car in 10 hours. Capitalism will build out the charging infrastructure, creating more charging locations like grocery store parking lots.
The engine is the most complex and important part of the ICE car, and it is one of the least complex parts of the EV and, perhaps surprisingly, the least important one.
In late June 2019, I bought a Tesla Model 3. Most people would just enjoy driving such a car. Not me – I wrote about it for two or three hours a day.