Elon Musk is a Silicon Valley Billionaire, the CEO of Tesla, and the Chairman of SolarCity. But being a silicon valley billionaire comes with drawbacks, one being that everything you say will be analyzed by Public.
Musk is well known for his lack of filters and marketing skills and the result is sometimes, perfect.
1. Musk Introducing the Bioweapon Mode in the Tesla Model X
As many of you would have heard, the Tesla Model X has a feature called Bioweapon Defense Mode.
It was originally designed to protect people in the car against pollution. While revealing this button during the launch event, Musk joked that it could protect against other dangers.
During the event, Musk said, “If there’s ever sort of an apocalyptic scenario, of some kind, hypothetically, you just press the bioweapon defense mode button.” Musk said laughing, “This is a real button.”
2. Musk Made a Sexual Joke During an Interview
This happened when Musk was giving an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. Musk made a joke that even Colbert and the audience had to take a moment to figure it out.
After the video showed by Stephen Colbert of a “snake charger for Tesla” that automatically plugs into your car. Musk joked, “For the prototype at least, I would recommend not dropping anything when you’re near it.”
3. And Musk’s response to Warming up the Mars Sounds Incredibly Nonchalant, But Warning, it’s not.
This also happened in the same interview with Stephen Colbert. As Musk talks frequently about Mars, Stephen asked him about the possibility of inhabiting the planet to which Musk casually responded, “Maybe we can just drop nuclear bombs on the north and south poles.”
4. Musk doesn’t Recommend Using the Model S as a Boat, or does he?
In a tweet, Musk says he doesn’t recommend to float Model S but surely it can float. This tweet came after a man Almaty, Kazakhstan, posted a video driving his Tesla through a flooded tunnel.
We *def* don’t recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation.
5. Even with a Busy Schedule, He Provides Customer Service
While running Tesla, SpaceX, and his other companies, Musk makes time for his customers. After a customer tweeted about the poor experience he had in the Tesla Store, Musk responded directly to him letting him know that he was taking care of the issue.
6. Trolls His Competition.
The USA today released a story about Daimler’s announcement that it would be investing $1 billion in electric vehicles. In response, Musk tweeted $1 Billion wasn’t enough to compete with Daimler.
And in response to Musk, Daimler said that the figure was missing a zero and the company was actually spending $10 Billion.
People began to ask whether he really made Daimler invest $10 billion, which turned out to be untrue, but Musk took the credit anyway.
7. “Groans” at His Competition.
When the Verge reported on Delphi Automotive’s acquisition of autonomous vehicle startup nuTonomu for $450 million, Musk responded to the tweet with a groan….