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2019-03-06 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedHamish McKenzie’s Insane Mode.

PHOTO: suppliedHamish McKenzie’s Insane Mode.

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HOW Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an electric revolution to end the age of oil?

Tesla may have gotten the jump on everyone with their record-breaking, stigma-shattering EVs, but how long will they maintain an advantage while the auto giants slowly turn their ships towards a greener, now-tenable course?

Even more stupefying, do the predictions of people moving around solely in on-demand, driverless taxis in a few decades make Tesla’s sedans already obsolete? These are some of the questions tackled in Hamish McKenzie’s Insane Mode.

The author focuses on the shockwave effect Musk’s products are having on an industry long overdue for revolution, along with the pushback it’s receiving from oil veterans via negative press. Still, with his Gigafactories and solar roof panels, Musk is showing that there’s much untapped potential in alternate energy.

Covering everything from automation to the immigration debate, Harari further demonstrates that with major shifts on the way, it’s best we earthlings not get too comfortable with the familiar. – Omar Sayed.

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