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GM exec: Elon Musk 'full of crap' on self-driving vehicle claims

GM exec: Elon Musk 'full of crap' on self-driving vehicle claims

Puerto Rico's power grid has been practically demolished in the wake of hurricane Maria.

Sure, he's not exactly a neutral observer, but Scott Miller didn't hold back the punches when talking to a group of Australian reporters in Detroit about Elon Musk's baby - and he makes a point worth listening to.

"Let's talk. Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your #TeslaTechnologies?". Puerto Rico's government is broke, and the country is quite literally in shambles.

"The internal Tesla Powerwall install team in (Puerto Rico) is very small right now".

As Tesla focuses on fixing those bottlenecks and increasing Model 3 production volumes, Musk chose to get rid of the potential distraction that is the unveiling of an entirely new business unit for Tesla; trucking.

The company is also working with residents on Kauai in the Hawaiian islands to find better ways to produce and - most importantly - store solar energy so that it can reliably power homes on days when the sun may not be shining. Ta'u's population is only a few hundred, and the entire project cost about $8 million.

Musk replied soon after, "I would be happy to talk".

As Musk mentioned in his tweet, Tesla has created a battery and solar power grid for other islands like the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative in Hawaii and in American Samoa. And if so, what would a Tesla-backed solar power project on the still-recovering island look like. "PR could be that flagship project", Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is a huge problem Not only is the island's electrical grid decimated, but the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is in a fiscal mess.

Last November, Tesla acquired energy firm SolarCity for $2.6 billion.

The conversation between Rossello and Musk is similar to one that took place several months ago, between Musk and billionaire entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes, who asked if Musk was serious about ending South Australia's rolling blackouts.


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