I’m not seeing much new in the preview but will be good to see the Tesla story in front of a national audience.
Tesla Motors, which Musk tells Pelley he “didn’t really think would be successful,” is on a good roll currently. Its Model S was highly acclaimed and is selling, but for around $100,000 a pop. Investors hope he can come up with a more economical model for the company to really break out. For the visionary Musk, though, it’s more about changing the game by reducing greenhouse gases burned in fossil fuels. He envisions solar-powered recharging stations for his electric cars someday. “So you can drive for free, forever, on pure sunlight. That’s…the message we’re trying to convey. So even if…there’s a zombie apocalypse and the grid breaks down, you’ll still be able to recharge your car,” he says.