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.
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