Tesla is Changing the World
The world is constantly improving, especially with all of the recent technological advancements such as smartphones and MRIs. Today Elon Musk, billionaire super-genius, has already made a lot of breakthroughs to make the world a better place, and he isn’t stopping now. Specifically with his company, Tesla, Musk is creating more efficient forms of energy that could potentially save the world one day.
Tesla has been known for its cars, which are powered entirely by electricity. However, Musk has a plan to not only use this technology to create fully solar-powered cars, but also to power all of our tech via solar energy. Musk has already proven this feat to be possible by powering the entire island of Ta’u in American Samoa. Before the 5,328 solar panels, 60 Tesla powerpacks, and 6 megawatt hours of storage, the island was powered by diesel generators. Now, it is the most advanced powergrid on the planet. Musk’s plan is to eventually power the entire planet by solar energy, which would practically eliminate the continuation of pollution. This island is a major step in the right direction towards a cleaner world.
Musk has had a “Master Plan” for over 11 years now on the Tesla website. When he originally posted this plan, most people were skeptical of its viability. Now, 11 years later, the Master Plan is almost complete. It began by creating a low volume car, which was necessarily expensive (Tesla Roadster). Then, Musk used the profits from the car to develop a medium volume car at a lower price (Tesla Model S). Then, using the profits from that car, he created an affordable, high volume car (Tesla Model 3). Finally, provide solar power. Not only has this plan been executed perfectly, but Tesla has had the ability to release more cars than these 3, which include the Tesla Model X and Semi Truck. They even have a new roadster coming out in 2020, which will possibly be the speediest production car ever created, and will also have the longest range out of any electric car ever produced. It has a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, a top speed of over 250 mph, and a range of 620 miles. To put that into perspective, the Tesla Model S has a range of 335 miles, meaning that the roadster will almost double the range.
There is no doubt that Musk is making an impact on the world. His genius and inventive spark is fueling not only his own companies and ideas, but the dreams of younger kids who look up to him. The improvements that Tesla has made in the car industry is incredible, creating the first fully electric car that can be used in everyday life. Soon, they will have a car that surpasses the range of almost all gas-powered cars. Musk was able to power an entire island just to prove that he could, and with hard work and patience, he may be able to power entire cities which would make electricity free. Although we may not see a major change in the world during our lifetime, Musk’s use of effective solar power will hopefully eliminate global warming and pollution as a whole. Solar power is the future, and Elon Musk is steering the wheel.