Being so busy both with Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk may, at some point, be forced to choose one over the other, in order to dedicate himself fully to one of the causes. According to Plug-In Cars, though, he will definitely be sticking around at Tesla for ‘several more years’.

However, we say that Musk, one of the last modern day equivalents (well not really, but close enough) of the likes of Colin Chapman or others like him, is a major part of what makes Tesla appealing. The people who are ‘going electric’ are also those who understand how the world works and want to do their part in its preservation.

So, they will shy away from buying products made by corporations, with visionaries like Musk being a much more appealing prospect for such people. If Elon Musk were to leave Tesla, it would end up becoming a run-of-the-mill carmaker, partly owned by many parties and instead of visions and ideas for the future, there would only be boards and board meetings.

We say Elon Musk should grow old at Tesla’s helm, as it is the only way to keep the company’s core values at the top of their priorities. Also, with the $30,000 (€24,500) all-electric 3-Series rival, the company will take off, financially that is, bringing in more money and allowing them to pay off their loans and investing in having a whole range of increasingly affordable EV alternatives.

By Andrei Nedelea