Elon Musk on CBS 60 Minutes – Video

MAR 31 2014 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 13

“So many children dream of fast cars and rocket ships, but few actually grow up to build them — and change the world in the process. Scott Pelley profiles Elon Musk, who at 42 years old is a billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur.”

Elon Musk on 60 MInutes

Elon Musk on 60 MInutes

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk makes a big primetime appearance in this 60 Minutes CBS interview from last night.

It’s almost all praise from 60 Minutes, but we do see Elon Musk near tears when the discussion turns to the year 2008.

The 13-minute video above mostly focuses on Musk, Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

The brief video below focuses on Musk’s family history.

“Elon Musk talks with Scott Pelley about his Midwestern roots and his family of explorers.”

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I love the gas engine noise sound effects! LOL

I heard that too.. but I think that was coming from either the vehicle they were filming from or some other vehicle on the road. Subsequent shots of the car had no engine noise.

Either that, or the editors were just stupid.

Darn good video overall though.

60 Minutes editors admitted that they goofed.

i thought it was annoying

I thought the part about his grandfather was pretty cool – didn’t know that before.

The other interesting part was the 400 mile battery – he said its possible but the costs for the pack are just too high right now. That surprises me, some of the types who buy a Model S would seem to have a lot of money to spend on additional range.

His priorities for battery improvement are:
1. Lower the cost per kWh.
2. Increase energy density, volumetric and mass.

Sounds about right – cheaper versions of current cells are needed before we get 18650 cells that can hold 4 or 5Ah.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Theoretically, the two priorities commingle somewhat: a lighter battery that requires less material _should_ cost less per kWh, barring exotic materials or exorbitant patent license fees.

Agreed! More efficient use of the materially internally in the cell would mean that the cell can store more, and likely costs about the same to make. Beyond that, Li-S is a case where we advance to use a material that is cheaper and lighter than before.

Panaonic has had 4Ah 18650s for a few years now, and there are a bunch of Chinese knock-offs available, as well. The ONLY thinkg that could possibly be holding things back is $/kWh.

am i the only one that kinda got teary eyed when elon was?

lol

damn, if i had the money i’d throw it all at him. He deserves it.

Not a single other person on this planet like him. This man is our leader and i support him 1000000000%

Nope….me, too. 🙂

Screw Bill. He’s a wind-blown tard…