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$10,000 to Charity for Elon Musk Interview

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Kingside, May 27, 2015.

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  1. Kingside

    Kingside Member

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    I will make a $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice and buy a P85D if I can interview Elon Musk.

    If you know him, or know how I can contact him - please pass on the message :)
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Requests for interviews are handled through Tesla's Public Relations dept. I'd start there.
     
  3. Kingside

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    Email sent to their PR department. I think this would be a great PR opportunity for them. My tweet has already received over 5176 retweets and 1030 favorites: Josh Wexelbaum on Twitter:
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    ... and you'll buy a P85D anyway :). Good luck in getting the interview. They've seen your tweet, no doubt on my part.
     
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    Haha, yes, no doubt!
     
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    Awesome. My only request is you ask questions that have not been asked before. I can literally recite every Elon Musk answer to date because the questions have been the same. With a few exceptions (the recent Chinese interview about the school for kids was pretty good and the Dutch/German one where they asked what he ate was really cool).
     
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    Yes I was about to post that. Don't ask stupid questions or journo questions. If you get your time of course!
     
  8. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Ask him when the Model S balances the pack :).
     
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    So what questions would you have him ask?
    Maybe about the P85D HP discrepancy?
    Why 21" wheels are now required?
    What his first words might be if he ever lands on Mars?
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    "I knew it!"
     
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    I agree - I've seen almost all the interviews and it's mostly repetition. Feel free to post your questions here and if I get the opportunity and there are some questions that have not been asked before I'll ask him!
     
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    1. What is your overall approach to design? What determines it. For example, why are the "oh shi*" bars not on model s or coat hooks or cup holders?

    2. You mentioned on another interview all you see are flaws with the product (even though its awesome). What kind of flaws? Do you see a big flaw in the tech space today?

    3. What is your approach to philanthropy (the conventional kind), does somebody run the Musk Foundation?

    4. What video games do you currently play?

    5. How do you decide to focus your time given your varied roles and multitasking requirements.

    6. What will be the target ICE car for Model 3 to replicate/compete against? 3 series? A4?
     
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    Elon Musk questions

    1) when will SpaceX start production of communication satellites?
    2) why is such a large constellation planned/needed (2600 comsats)?
    3) when can customers purchase internet connectivity from SpaceX's satellite operation?
    4) will SpaceX offer sub-orbital passenger transport, such as a 30-minute ride to Paris for Concorde-like ticket prices?
    5) will SpaceX build an orbital hotel and offer 1-2 week stays for $1M or less?
    6) will Tesla build faster Superchargers instead of the 120-135 kW units they make today? If so, when?
    7) will Tesla offer parts and service information for sale to ALL owners and shops that wish to repair and maintain their cars? If so, when?

    GSP
     
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    Awesome questions GSP & AZN. Keep the questions coming! I do think there's an opportunity here and was told my email was forwarded to Musk.
     
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    1) if a bigger battery comes out after GF for S and X, how many kWh might we expect?
    2) Where is model three in development, what is standing out as a defining feature?
    3) what makes the SpaceX suits special?
    4)MCT?!
     
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    Do you think the first generation gigafactory cells will continue to use graphite anodes?

    At this point, does it look like you are going to need much better visual processing to get freeway autonomous driving?

    Are you surprised that people are using TACC on surface roads?

    Even without anticipated cost reductions from reusability, am I right in thinking that SpaceX is going to essentially own the commercial launch business within a few years, since no one else can match your cost and reliability?

    I realize it is early days, but have you given any thought on a Mars colony governance structure? It is going to be a U.S. colony with an imposition of US laws, or is it going to be an sovereign state, and if so, what kind of political system will it have?
     

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