Elon Musk is the most famous and powerful man in the world.
And he has a new idea for how the world could be more sustainable: The electric car company Tesla.
On the first day of the company’s IPO in the US, Musk unveiled a slate of new products, and laid out his vision of the future.
“I believe that the future is clean, that there is no longer an age of scarcity, and that we should embrace a clean, renewable future,” he said.
Musk, who was born in Israel, became an internet sensation as the founder of the wildly popular electric car startup, and has been trying to bring cars to people around the world for the past decade.
In an era when we have a lot of problems like climate change and hunger, and the economy is in shambles, Musk believes that we could take a clean energy revolution to the world and change the way we live, work and play.
“The future is going to be green, because we’re going to need more energy in the future, and it’s not going to just be for energy, it’s going to also be for the environment,” he told investors during the pre-IPO press conference.
“And there are a lot more problems than just climate change, and we’re also going to have to deal with all of these other problems like hunger, pollution, the lack of air quality, and so on.”
Musk’s vision is to build a company that will power a new economy, one that would take over the planet.
And on the first trading day of Tesla’s US stock offering, it was clear that Musk is betting on his vision.
“We are in the midst of a clean and sustainable future, where the world is a better place,” Musk said.
“The way that this can happen is through technology, and as a result, the world will be much cleaner and a lot healthier.”
“It is my belief that our society will be a better, more environmentally friendly place by 2030,” he continued.
“As I said in the announcement, the future will be green.”
Musks vision of a new world where energy is cheap and there is a greater focus on sustainable consumption of energy sources, including carbon-free vehicles, is not new.
Tesla and Musk have been talking about this vision for decades.
Back in 2012, he told Forbes that he wanted to use the money he makes from the company to “fund a billion solar roofs.”
“I’d rather be on the solar roof than the subway,” Musk told Forbes in 2012.
“If you want to have a cleaner planet, you have to be solar.”
He also said in 2013 that he would invest “tens of millions” of dollars in the solar industry, even if it meant “making a lot less money” from Tesla.
He also hinted at an electric car future in the past.
In the 2014 documentary “Future Shock,” Musk discussed the future of electric cars and showed a diagram of a future world in which a “Tesla-powered economy” would be able to deliver “zero carbon emissions” in just a few years.
“That would be a very different world than the one we are living in today,” he added.
In reality, the US is already going through an energy crisis.
A new report from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials said that the nation was using up more than 80% of the nation’s electricity by 2020.
The report also said that in the second half of the decade, the country will likely need to rely on a quarter to half of all electricity generated by coal, oil and natural gas.
“We’re in the middle of a period of rapid energy demand growth and we need to invest in a cleaner, more efficient energy future,” Musk wrote in the letter to investors.
“With our rapid transition to a clean economy, the opportunity to save on energy is enormous.
Tesla is the only company with the technological and financial ability to transform this transition.”
The new Tesla products that Musk unveiled are a big step in that direction, but the company also has a long way to go before it is ready to make the big leap to a more sustainable future.
The company has struggled to build up its electric car sales, and is still struggling to find customers for its battery-powered cars.
“It’s a little hard to get your head around the concept of electric vehicles and what they actually mean to the long-term sustainability of the industry,” said Chris Johnson, a senior fellow at the Energy and Environment Policy Center.
The electric car industry is struggling to maintain its momentum.
In December, a Tesla Model S car broke down in front of a crowd of Tesla fans at a Tesla factory in Fremont, California, and Musk blamed the malfunction on “bad battery pack material.”
The problem appears to have been fixed in February, but Musk said that Tesla is working on fixing a