Elon Musk’s legacy at Tesla

Time magazine selected Elon Musk as the person of the year. Has he lived up to his original mission at Tesla?

On The Carbon Copy podcast this week:

Every December, Time magazine picks an individual or group of people to be the person of the year.” 

This year, Time picked a guy who equally inspires and infuriates: Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a culture-shifting CEO who brought the business of climate solutions into the zeitgeist in some surprising — and sometimes weird — ways.

He became the wealthiest person in the world partly because he sold people on his vision to make climate-positive technologies a reality, even when incumbents and skeptical investors never thought it could happen.

But Tesla’s history is also filled with failed and missing products — or even outright lies.

This week: a brief history of Tesla. Has it lived up to Musk’s original vision of building a sustainable energy company to vanquish fossil fuels?

Our guest is Eric Wesoff, editorial director at Canary Media. 

The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

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