And he pretty much delivered. He turned out the Model S sedan and the Model X sport utility vehicle. And while 80,000 to 100,000 is hardly affordable to most, they're selling better than almost anyone expected. On the power front, his Gigafactory outside Reno is turning out battery storage units and soon will be producing battery cells for cars. With Steve Jobs gone, Musk has emerged as perhaps the world's most celebrated tech visionary. His success thus far at Tesla, and at SpaceX, where he's winning NASA contracts away from traditional aerospace companies to rocket cargo into space, makes Part Deux more than some "wouldn't it be cool" fantasy dreamed up in a smoke-filled dorm room. Musk proposes a fascinating, if sketchily drawn, vision. He'll be taken more seriously when he backs it up with clearer numbers, solid plans and timelines, and, eventually, execution. And nothing will add more than to his credibility than a successful launch of the Model 3.
Jul-21-2016, 23:45:42 GMT