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Published on August 19th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan


Making Electric Cars = Rocket Science (+ White Walls)

August 19th, 2013 by  

Followers of Tesla know that Tesla co-founder, CEO, and Product Architect Elon Musk is also the founder, CEO, and Chief Designer at SpaceX. If you only had a hunch beforehand that Musk and the Tesla team are using rocket science and rocket technology on the Model S and the company’s other electric vehicles, I can tell you that I have heard Musk say that they are indeed doing so.

A Wired video about Tesla’s megafactory also indicates that the electric car company is using its rocket science know-how to build these wonderful cars. And it explains why the factory has such clean, white walls and ceilings. Watch the video here:



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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.

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