At a time when American companies are thinking of evading Uncle Sam’s huge tax rate, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is a shameful reminder to them of what American corporate values ought to be. Besides all the odds that were against him, especially in terms of a failing automobile industry, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s CEO, nurtured a bud that many thought was bound to be trampled. On CNBC, Jay Leno, the famous comedian and a car enthusiast reflected on Musk’s success.
“[…]What Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has done is pretty amazing. As car companies go out of business, one by one, Pontiac whatever, certainly some others as well. Here is a guy starting a brand new car company from scratch and being extremely successful with it […],” said Leno.
It takes guts and strong conviction to invest money and time in an industry that is not exactly thriving, at least not in the days Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) was founded. However, Musk believed in the American dream and he exploited what the country is best at, the technology. Adorned with the latest technology from the silicon valley, Tesla’s electric cars are a luxury commodity. At a time, when electric cars were struggling to keep up with the normal vehicles in terms of acceleration, Musk set out to beat the best of them.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s latest additions to Model S have taken this race to a whole new level. The new dual motor all-wheel drive Model S can accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. It’s hard to believe that it’s an electric car given those stats and many would open the hood just to make sure.
Leno also lauded Musk’s contribution to the American economy, and thus to the entire U.S. population. Above all, he praised Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) for the employment opportunities that it provides.
“[…]I think it’s wonderful. I think it is really what America is all about, you know, building something in the United States, using American workers and having to be successful […],” remarked Leno.
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