Because basically everything Elon Musk tweets is worth writing about, and because the Tesla Gigafactory is probably the biggest cleantech story of the year (or the decade?), here’s the latest speck of news: the street where the Gigafactory will be located is to be called Electric Avenue. Here’s the actual tweet:
Official Gigafactory address to be: Electric Avenue, McCarran, Nevada
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 11, 2014
Nice. Presumably, that references this song:
Or it’s just a coincidence… but knowing Elon, I’d assume he did that on purpose.
Always having fun. That’s the way to save the world, isn’t it?
And for anyone who says Tesla doesn’t advertise, it’s time to wake up and realize that it advertises in a very effective 21st-century way. Elon actually uses his Twitter account, rather than sticking a social media company on it. He tantalizes and plays. People love it and the humble man is now approaching 1 million followers.
Because many of the replies on Twitter were quite funny and clever, I figured I’d go ahead and share some of those too:
@elonmusk I hope there will be an area with picnic tables, etc., named Battery Park.
— paulrobichaux (@paulrobichaux) September 11, 2014
@elonmusk With everything else you had to factor in, it’s great that you could find a place on Electric Avenue.
— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) September 11, 2014
@elonmusk Google map hasn't updated yet! what a shame! lol!
— Mohammed Mahgoub (@mmahgoub) September 11, 2014
— CleanTechnica (@cleantechnica) September 12, 2014
@elonmusk Instead of one-way and two-way streets, you should call them AC and DC.
— Adam Emmanuel Blackstone 🕊🥃🎲🚠🚀💹☦️ (@MeadBadger) September 11, 2014
— jeff (@JeffCNYC) September 12, 2014
@elonmusk Nevada must have given you a big Eddie Grant.
— Tyler Hamilton (@Go2CleanBreak) September 11, 2014
— Leilani Münter (@LeilaniMunter) September 12, 2014
Have to click the instagram link on that one above and watch the video.
— Claudia🌴🦦🌵 (@ct_la) September 11, 2014
Love!❤️ “@elonmusk: Official Gigafactory address to be: Electric Avenue, McCarran, Nevada”
— Jolina Mitchell (@jolinastar) September 11, 2014
Also, if you have somehow missed all the news this year about the Gigafactory, here are some choice stories: