Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the fame, made a decent living peddling its automotive snark, and for good reason, as Neil is without doubt one of the best and most fun in what we do. Tesla CEO Elon Musk – by seller explicitly some merit – is different from Neil for a primary issue, which is that Musk is worth about $ 2 billion, Malthus did not drive a car to someone else around.
When these two have decided to resolve their disagreement about Tesla seemingly pie-in-the-sky plans of production by means of a bet, those of us familiar with the affable egos were deeply amused. Neil certainly was not expecting to lose his end of the bet: that Tesla would fail in its promise to deliver his second-time model. What with the prevailing view at present is that Tesla gameplan this only to get bought by a larger entity and that the Model S was just vaporware, a means to that end, we probably would have gone with Neil had forced someone to take location. Of course, we can all learn a lesson here, which is not bet against the guy who owns the casino.