Happy 48th Elon! Today, Elton Musk, CEO of Tesla, has his birthday, and there's no better reason to celebrate than a gallery of photos of the man she recently showed us in an interview we had with him.
For Musk it was a turbulent year with good and some not so good news. The Tesla Model 3, which we have tested several times against the best mid-size saloons in the world, has come off the line in Fremont, California. Musk spent many long nights personally making sure the Model 3 reached hundreds of thousands of customers who signed up for one.
We have just put the self-propelled technology of Tesla to the test. Musk has made great efforts to make the driver a passenger sooner than the world may be ready. But in a way, that's the genius of Musk, a man who, through his success with Tesla, has dragged and screamed an entire industry into the space of all-electric vehicles. He has repeatedly reaffirmed his conviction that electric vehicles will help save the world from ecological ruin.
And through his SpaceX company, Musk drives the dream that mankind will permanently move away from the planet and into the stars.
But like every businessman, Musk, is also successful, and to do that, he has to sell cars, and many of them. He made many promises, some achieved, some not. No matter what you think of him, he has done a hell of a lot in his 48 years. Here's Elon for you. Everyone raises their glasses and encounters a man who continues to cross borders and act as a Pied Piper for the wonders of the future.