This past Wednesday night (4/29/09), Penn alumnus Elon Musk (W’95, C’95) appeared on a popular late night TV program and discussed his electric sports car company Tesla Motors.
At the end of the interview above, Dave cut Elon off just as Elon was about to make “an important point” about this new car.
I emailed Elon and he told me that the “point was that the real comparison price for the Model S is under $35k, so it’s comparable to a high end Ford Taurus, when you consider that gasoline costs a lot more than electricity.”
Elon also did another interview late last week (see video below) with Charles River Venture Partner George Zachary. While this video isn’t the best quality, Elon does mention Penn, as well as:
On a related note, if you haven’t already seen this movie, check out Who Killed the Electric Car…it’s a fascinating documentary on the whole destruction of the electric car movement in the mid 1990s!
Musk was featured in the Nov/Dec issue of The Gazette HERE
Wikipedia info on Musk HERE
Other ways Penn and our alumni are going green HERE
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