Elon has high expectations for the future of Tesla as he is predicting to mass produce his Model 3 sedan to reach every country in the near future. Despite struggling to reach short-term production goals, the company is evolving without a doubt. In 2016, Elon merged his solar panel manufacturing company, SolarCity, with Tesla to create an all-in-one sustainable powerhouse. With Tesla Solar now in play, fully solar powered roofs are readily available to change the future of energy consumption in our homes. Also, by 2020 Tesla’s giant lithium-ion fueled factory will be finalized and expects to reduce the overall cost of production for Tesla and other products. Elon’s aim to lower the cost of electricity and being the largest supplier seems a little far fetched but a brighter future is very probable.
Through his company, Elon has implemented his technology to aid countries in times of crisis and electricity problems. In 2017, he sent over 1000 Tesla Powerwall batteries to restore power in Puerto Rico after it was hit by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico endured a 7 month power outage and Elon stepped in to deliver power to 622 areas all over the island. Also, when South Australia’s transition from Coal powered energy to Wind energy failed, Elon planted a giant battery to provide them a better source of renewable energy.
Elon always finds a way to combat real world problems with his creativity. In 2016 he founded the Boring Company which is in the works of constructing The Hyperloop, an underground tunnel system created from his frustration with Los Angeles traffic. The man began by digging holes in his backyard in search for solutions. The company also instantly sold out 20,000 “non-flamethrowers” and is in the works of creating life size LEGO-like blocks to create buildings.