Glad 48. Elon! It's Tesla CEO Elon Musk's birthday today and what better way to celebrate than with a gallery of photos of the man himself hamming it up for us during a recent interview we conducted with him.
It has been a whirlwind year for Musk filled with good and, some, not so good news. Tesla Model 3, which we have tested several times now for the best mid-sized sedans world has to offer, has rolled off the assembly line in Fremont, California. Musk spent many long nights and personally made sure that Model 3 made it to the hundreds of thousands of customers who had signed up for one.
We also tested Tesla's self-propelled technology. Musk has pressed hard in his bid to get the driver to become a passenger earlier than the world can be ready. But in some ways it is the genius of Musk, a man who through his success with Tesla has drawn an entire industry kicking and screaming into the electric powered vehicle. He has repeatedly emphasized his belief that EVs will help save the world from ecological destruction.
And through his SpaceX company, Musk pushes forward the dream of mankind, permanently moving the planet into the stars.
But like any businessman, Musk is also in it to succeed, and to do so, he must sell cars and many of them. He has made many promises, some reached, some not. Whatever you think of him, he has done a hell of a lot in his 48 years. Here's for you Elon. Everyone lifts your glass and tosses a man who will continue to push borders and act as a pied pipe for the wonders of the future.