The Atlantic's James Fallows kicks off "The Atlantic Meets The Pacific," an interview series exploring the horizon of technology, energy and health hosted by The Atlantic and UC San Diego. "Exploring the Mind of an Entrepreneur" features Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors and co-founder of PayPal.
"Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, introduced the Tesla Model S sedan tonight in Fremont, Calif., saying "The oil companies said electric cars can't work, but the truth is, they don't want them to work. But here it is. They would say this car is the equivalent of a unicorn. Well, tonight you had the opportunity to ride a unicorn."
We are following Tesla Model S and holding our breath - the targets for this Electric Car are so ambitious that we do really count on Elon Mask to deliver. After so many disappointing delays and over promises in electric space Tesla Model S is shaping up as a game changer. Everything with this electric car: styling, range, capacity and price are putting a very high bar to beat by any auto maker. How can VC start up beat all the big boys in the end with their billions in R&D?"