elon musk co-founded and runs tesla, spacex, neuralink and the borer company.
As co-founder and CEO of Tesla, Elon directs all global product design, engineering and manufacturing of the company’s electric vehicles, battery products and solar energy products.
Since the company’s inception in 2003, Tesla’s mission has been to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. tesla’s first product, the roadster sports car, debuted in 2008, followed by the model s sedan, which was introduced in 2012, and the model x suv, which was launched in 2015. the model s received best overall car from reports of consumers and has been named the best car of the year by the motoring trend, while the model x was the first sports utility vehicle to obtain 5-star safety ratings in each category and subcategory in the tests of the national administration of road safety. In 2017, Tesla began deliveries of the Model 3, a mass-market electric vehicle with more than 320 miles of range, and introduced the Tesla Semi, which is designed to save owners at least $200,000 over a million miles based on just of fuel costs. In 2019, Tesla introduced the Cybertruck, which will have higher utility than a traditional truck and more performance than a sports car, as well as the Compact SUV and model, which began shipping to customers in early 2020.
Tesla also produces three energy storage products, the powerwall home battery, the powerpack commercial-scale battery, and the megapack, which is designed for utility-scale installations. In 2016, Tesla became the world’s first vertically integrated sustainable energy company with the acquisition of SolarCity, the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States, and in 2017 launched the Solar Roof, a power generation product. attractive and affordable.
As Principal Designer for SpaceX, Elon oversees the development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. In 2008, the SpaceX Falcon 1 was the first privately developed liquid-fueled rocket to reach orbit, and SpaceX made more history in 2017 by re-flying a Falcon 9 rocket and a Dragon spacecraft for the first time. Soon after, Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operating rocket by a factor of two, completed its maiden flight in 2018. In 2019, the crew-capable version of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft completed its first demonstration mission, and the company will fly nasa astronauts to the international space station for the first time in 2020. building on these achievements, spacex is developing starship, a fully reusable transportation system that will transport crew and cargo to the moon, mars and beyond, and starlink , which will bring high-speed broadband internet to places where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely inaccessible. By pioneering reusable rockets, SpaceX pursues the long-term goal of making humans a multi-planetary species by creating a self-sustaining city on Mars.
elon is also CEO of neuralink, which is developing ultra-high-bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect the human brain to computers.
also launched the drilling venture, which combines fast and affordable tunneling technology with an all-electric public transport system to alleviate urban congestion and enable long-distance, high-speed travel. The drilling company built a 1.15-mile research and development tunnel in Hawthorne, and is currently building the Vegas Loop, a public transportation system at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
previously, elon co-founded and sold paypal, the world’s leading internet payment system, and zip2, one of the first internet mapping and directions services.