Possibilities of New Energy: The Electric Vehicle & a Story of Perseverance

America is a land of unbridled innovation, but new technologies are not created in a vacuum, they are a result of human potential brought to fruition through circumstance, hard work, liberty of pursuit, persistence, and grit. This country is composed of stories of people working hard and taking chances in order to create extraordinary things— many of which have improved quality of life, health, and education. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has made his way as an engineer on the frontlines of popular culture and driving new ideas and discoveries. As proud engineers working in the field of energy efficiency and possibilities, and as a local company that performs EV charger installations, we thought we’d take a moment and learn about the man behind the car and the story behind the man.

The Beginnings

Elon Musk was born in South Africa to a Canadian mother and a South African father. By the age of 9, he was showing signs of accelerated computer literacy and by age 12 he sold a computer game he had created himself. His school days were not all sunny; little Musk endured heavy doses of bullying, which seemed to have only strengthened his resolve. At the age of 17, Musk left his home with the intent of getting to the United States. He landed in Canada first with his mother’s relatives and studied in Ontario until he was able to move to the US in 1992.


In 2004, Musk joined the Tesla team and joined forces with its head engineers to work on what would soon be the Tesla Roadster. The rise of Tesla Motors, however, was not a ride (no pun intended) without obstacles. The company faced some difficult times, coming very close to bankruptcy. Musk himself saved it from bankruptcy by investing almost everything he had.

The Use of EV Charger Installation in Electric Vehicles

An electric vehicle uses electricity as its primary source of propulsion. The energy is stored in rechargeable batteries. That’s where the EV charger installation comes in. If you drive or are thinking of driving an electric vehicle such as a Tesla, you might require EV charger installation in order to restore your vehicle’s power. There are three types of electric cars the battery electric vehicle, the hybrid-electric vehicle, and the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Beyond the Electric Car and Taking on the Universe

Musk is also the CEO of SpaceX, a private aerospace manufacturer, and space transportation services company that is looking into new explorations and possibilities in outer space. The CEO himself has said that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars if fundamentally more exciting that one that is not.

In addition to his work on electric cars, Musk has ventured out into other creative efforts in an attempt to improve humanity. He is the founder of the Boring Company—an infrastructure and tunnel construction company. As a resident of Los Angeles, Musk has taken on the traffic problem in the city and set out to build underground tunnels to ease the clogged roads.

The field of energy innovation, of course, is vast and being led by many, engineers, scientists, and creative people looking for new ways to improve our lives through renewable energies. Musk is only one example of an extraordinary mind who found his way towards success after overcoming great odds, surpassing hardships, and rising from personal strife, poverty, and challenges. He has emerged the other side as a fascinating figure in pop culture, a prolific inventor and thinker, and someone who is driven and inspired by creation, exploration, and the improvement of lives.

Explore the Possibilities of Innovation with Solar Smart Living

Whether it is driving an electric vehicle, EV charger installation, solar energy in the home or business or other smart energy projects, the possibilities are endless. Here at Solar Smart Living, we are engineers first and proud of our background in the creation sciences. It’s an exciting time for energy and we love helping people discover what it can do for them. It is thanks to innovative thinkers and engineers that our world is where it is today and why we dedicate ourselves daily to the betterment of humankind through new technologies.

As Musk himself once said, “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” Be a part of it. Join us on this magical journey to renewable energy and see how it can transform your world!

About the author
Alan Morgan

Alan is a solar and sustainable energy advocate. He has served the renewables industry for over 5 years for companies such as Solar City and Tesla and now acts as the Director of Business and Market Development for Solar Smart Living.