Friday, February 19, 2010

Electric Charge: Tesla CEO Honored For ‘Enlightened Vision’ TNR.v, CZX.v, WLC.v, RM.v, LI.v, LMR.v, SQM, FMC, ROc, NSANY, BYDDY, AONE, HEV, VLNC, DAI,


We will praise all pioneers in Electric space, it takes courage and a lot of devotion to make Next Big Thing happen, Elon Musk was one of the few who made Green Mobility Revolution a reality on our drive.
"Electric Cars are here, they will be on our roads soon. They will be powered by Lithium and automakers are unveiling model after model of EVs in recent months. Investment decisions in Electric Cars Value Chain will be driven by politics and Supply and Demand in a tightly controlled Lithium market space."



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"Tesla CEO Honored For ‘Enlightened Vision’





Elon Musk, the guy leading the company that proved electric cars could be cool as hell, just won the 2010 Automotive Executive of the Year Innovator Award. He snagged the award for what the judges called “his enlightened vision for the automotive industry’s future.”
It seems fitting given that Tesla Motors, under Musk’s leadership, has been credited with pushing the entire automotive industry toward EVs. Even Bob Lutz, the chief rabble-rouser at General Motors, has hailed the company for giving the industry a swift kick in the ass and proving lithium ion battery technology could work in cars.
“Tesla gave us a major impetus,” Lutz said a few months back during the Los Angeles Auto Show. “I’m thankful to Tesla for giving those of us who championed the Chevrolet Volt proof that lithium-ion batteries would work.”
Musk joins Lutz and other noteworthy industry execs including former Chrysler honcho Lee Iacocca, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche in winning the award, which has been presented annually since 1964.
Elon Musk is a man who came from humble beginnings to accomplish the extraordinary,” said Robert Djurovic, executive director of the Automotive Executive of the Year Award program, which is sponsored by DNV Certification. “We are thrilled to present him with our Innovator Award, and see him as someone who has not only already accomplished so much in his young life but also as one to watch for future technology breakthroughs.”
The award was announced Wednesday shortly before a plane crash killed three Tesla employees. Musk, in a statement issued before the crash, thanked his peers in the auto biz for honoring him.
“This award is a tremendous honor, in particular because the nomination comes from my respected peers and colleagues,” Musk said. “It demonstrates not only the influence that a relatively small startup can have on the global auto industry, but also the speed with which other car companies and suppliers are joining Tesla in the electric vehicle revolution.”
Photo: Jim Merithew / Wired.comRead More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/02/elon-musk-executive-of-the-year-innovator-award/#ixzz0fzV0zpki"
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