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The Founder of Tesla 

 

Elon Musk is an American entrepreneur who founded PayPal and SpaceX. He is also one of the first investors and the Chief Executive Officer of the electric car manufacturer company Tesla. Tesla is an electric-powered car with lithium battery storage devices. Tesla is a clean energy company that manufactures electric-powered cars that create less air pollution for the environment. There are six massive car production factories in the world: Fremont, California; Sparks, Nevada; Berlin, Germany; Shanghai, China; Austin, Texas; and Buffalo, New York. A Tesla car can be an expensive luxury car for everyday people. 

Elon Musk’s Childhood

On June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa, Elon Musk was born. When Musk was young, he showed a talent for computers and entrepreneurship. When Elon Musk turned twelve, he created and sold his video game to a computer magazine. A few years later, Musk obtained a passport and then moved to the United States. Musk attended Queen University in Kingston, Ontario. He later transferred to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. While there, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Economics. In 1995, Musk founded Zip2. Zip2 was a company that provided maps and business directors to online newspapers. Four years later, a computer manufacturer named Compaq bought Zip2 for $307 million. Musk then founded another online financial company called PayPal. In 2002, eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 Billion. Musk then founded Space Exploration Technologies, also known as SpaceX. Musk then formed SpaceX because he was dissatisfied with the great expense of the equipment. The first rocket that SpaceX launched was named Falcon 1. After four years of hard work, Falcon 9 took flight. In 2018, a 3rd rocket, called Falcon Heavy, was sent into space.

Why do Lithium Batteries Catch on Fire?

Most people always ask the same question. “Why are Lithium Batteries known to catch on fire?” There are many reasons why. First, the power cells in Lithium batteries can short-circuit if it’s damaged, which can cause a fire explosion. Second, Lithium batteries contain a flammable electrolyte, which would explode if it malfunctions. In electric cars, Lithium batteries can overcharge the effect of overheating. The impact of this can destroy your home. Lithium batteries can also catch on fire for numerous reasons. Other reasons could be short-circuiting, mechanical damage, or physical damage.

Gas Cars & Electric Cars 

Gas Cars and Electric Cars have more different traits than similarities. They do not have things alike. They are both vehicles, both require motors, and both need to do an annual checkup almost every year. Electric cars require electricity. These days, gasoline cars are much cheaper than electric cars. Although electric cars are more expensive, they provide a cleaner energy source for the environment. Electric cars also require less maintenance and care. They are cheaper to drive because they have better energy efficiency. Gas cars are faster than electric cars. A standard gasoline car can hold about fourteen gallons of gas. Gasoline cars also require a lot of maintenance. They need oil changes every 10,000 miles (16,093.44 km).

Elon Musk and Twitter

For the car manufacturing company Tesla, the biggest problem is Elon Musk. Musk breaks contracts, deals, and laws with his employees and other business owners. Over the past several years, people have Elon Musk sued because of his reckless false statements, spreading negative information, and denial of neo-Nazi violence. He identified a young Jewish man as a neo-Nazi on Twitter, which Musk owns. Musk also refused to pay the $500 million he owed. Led to being sued many times; Elon Musk has threatened to sue the Anti-Defamation League after accusing the US-based civil rights group of trying to “kill” his Twitter social media platform. In May 2022, Twitter investors sued Musk, claiming he controlled the company’s stock price. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Musk to compel the world’s richest man to testify as part of a probe into his $44 billion takeover of social media giant Twitter. He later went to a court filing on October 5. There are many possible solutions to solve this problem. Elon Musk can stop saying negative things to people, stop breaking contracts with other business owners, and pay his employees and bills.

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About the Contributor
Aidan Chen, Writer
I’m Aidan Chen and I like to play Hockey. I’m in 5th grade. I am also 10 years old. I go to Thomas Jefferson Middle School. I like to read lots of books. Some of them are: chapter books, mystery books, and fiction stories. One of my favorite books is Big Nate and his Friends.  I also love collecting and trading Pokemon cards.