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Ambassador Qin Gang and Elon Musk
Photo credit: China Ambassador to US Qin Gang


Elon Musk & Chinese Ambassador Share An Inspiring Tesla Ride

When Elon invites you to a private ride and drive, you say yes.

Elon Musk took China’s Ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, for a ride in a Tesla Model S Plaid today. The ambassador  also shared that he had an inspiring talk with Elon Musk about cars on the road, stars in the sky, research of the human brain, the meaning of life on earth, and our future into space.

Mr. Gang shared images of his meeting with Elon Musk on his official Twitter account. The diplomat was impressed with the smooth and powerful Tesla Model S Plaid, and although he mentioned Autopilot in his tweet, a representative from Tesla China confirmed that it was an FSD Beta drive that took place in Fremont, California.

Teslarati added that seeing Elon Musk share the FSD Beta experience with China’s ambassador to the US is encouraging for its expansion in China.

It’s pretty ironic that a Chinese official gets to experience Tesla’s cutting edge technology first hand yet the current administration typically ignores the company’s achievements and certainly is not going for test rides like this. Yet Biden wants us to beat China in the EV space?

Bill Lee echoed an article I’d written in September 2021. That article was titled “The Biden Administration Could Have An Ally In Tesla & Elon Musk If It Wanted.” And it’s true. Elon Musk has similar goals as many on the left-leaning, liberal side of politics in regards to climate change and electric vehicles. Yet many on this side buy into the illusion that Elon is an evil billionaire.

Regarding a sustainable energy future, Elon said this on Battery Day in 2020: “The three parts of a sustainable energy future are sustainable energy generation, storage, and electric vehicles. So we intend to play a significant role in all three.”

I really hope that the Biden administration will eventually see Tesla as the ally that it truly is. China certainly does. Although that could be a good thing for those of us who support EVs and clean energy, it’s kind of sad that a country whose politics that many Americans, including me, don’t agree with, is more supportive of an American company than the American government is. That aside, I’m sure the ambassador left that meeting feeling inspired and hopeful about the future.

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Johnna owns less than one share of $TSLA currently and supports Tesla's mission. She also gardens, collects interesting minerals and can be found on TikTok


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