Every December, TIME magazine picks an individual or group of people to be the “person of the year.” 

This year, TIME picked a guy who equally inspires and infuriates: Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a culture-shifting CEO who brought the business of climate solutions into the zeitgeist in surprising – and sometimes weird – ways

He became the wealthiest person in the world partly because he sold his mission to make climate-positive technologies a reality – even when incumbents and skeptical investors never thought it could happen.

But Tesla’s history is also filled with failed or missing products – or even outright lies.

This week: a brief history of Tesla. Has it lived up to Musk’s original vision of building a sustainable energy company to vanquish fossil fuels?

Guest: Eric Wesoff, Editorial Director at Canary Media. 

The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

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