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Key Words Series: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla

Is technological change vital to addressing our climate? Read what Tesla CEO Elon Musk has to say on the topic

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Changing How the World Uses Energy ​

Eminently quotable entrepreneur Elon Musk is known for co-founding online bank, which merged with Confinity in 2000 to form PayPal. He also founded SpaceX and paved the way for mass adoption of electric vehicles at the helm of Tesla, Inc. He’s now supporting the transition to renewables through Tesla Energy, with innovative battery technology that lets households and businesses easily store solar-generated electricity. 

Musk is a science fiction fan, futurist, and bona fide tech disruptor—but his green credentials are rock solid. He recently also went all-in on bitcoin, committing Tesla to a $1.5 billion holding that gave the controversial cryptocurrency a new legitimacy. 

Key Words is a regular feature in Autodesk Converge where we gather the collected wisdom of senior executives and industry leaders. This edition is devoted to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his belief that technological change is vital to addressing climate change.

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