While used car salesmen are the least trusted profession (with members of Congress barely above), journalists ranked better this year, I think, in Gallup’s list of the most- and least-trusted professions. (Nurses are first.)
For Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk it must feel like sweet vindication. Less than two months after Mitt Romney called Tesla a “loser” in the first presidential debate, the Tesla Model S was named car of the year by both Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine, beating out vehicular stalwarts like BMW and Ferrari. Lost in the hubbub, as Jason Calacanis points out in his latest post for PandoDaily, is Musk’s audacious plan to populate the country with a network of supercharger stations to provide the juice to run these Teslas.
What he’s really up to is creating an entire ecosystem around the Tesla. In other words, he’s a lot like Jeff Bezos.
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