Welll, Mr Musk’s Genius is in “manipulating for dollars”. Now think about this, oh and here comes the physics, but don’t worry you will not see any “scary” math here, maybe.
For an electric car to be practical, let alone successful, it needs the following. A Battery, “better said a power source” the size of a car gas tank, the weight of a car gas tank, annnnnd have the same potential energy of a full “gas” tank. Also it needs to be recharged/fueled in about 5 min. Of course it needs to have a 400 mile range. Also if you are charging it from anything other than Nuclear, Solar, and Wind, it will pollute as much as a regular car running on Gasoline.
Now, the reason I start with Tesla will be evident.
Mr Musk made his Bones by coming up with PayPal, but after that, he is like a young kid who has saved his lawn cutting money and is spending it in a fireworks store in S.C. But Elon has taken it to the next level, he has convinced the local Mayor, and city counsel and his neighbors to give him even more money to buy fireworks with.
Yup that’s it, yeah the concept of an electric car is cool, I really think the boosters landing back on a landing pad, and also being remote controlled, really really cool. The hyper loop, should be called the Hype loop, and the brain implantation deal, yeah well, none of it is profitable, and looks like, well a kid with a couple of big boxes of fireworks.
Now, had he started to build and successfully implement a MSR or Tokamak. Or possibly involved with SSC in Texas, well then yes, genius on the cutting edge, but T Edison and N. Tesla, he aint.
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