Our boy Elon Musk might be the most cringey billionaire on the scene right now, and we can't help but love the resulting meme content.
The island of Ta’u in American Samoa is about to see their energy bill slashed in half.
Apparently, in addition to acquiring SolarCity this week, Tesla decided to power a whole island on their micorgrid of solar energy panels and batteries. Now, the system provides almost 100 percent of the power the power needed for Ta’u’s 600 residents. Hey, Tesla:
According to The Verge, Tesla’s system boasts some pretty impressive stats, like solar panels that can run without the sun for a full three days on a single charge and can recharge in seven hours. Compared to the 109,500 gallons of diesel required to power the island before, this is a pretty big argument in favor of solar energy. Again, quit showing off, Elon Musk.
Wait, no, continue showing off.
Check out the video above and hope that Elon Musk decides to show off in your town soon.
Tesla recently pushed an update to software on the Model S and Model X that included a not-so-secret Easter egg. Elon Musk announced in a Tweet that if you press the autopilot button four times in quick succession, this rainbow road will pop up in the dashboard screen. Unfortunately, the new level doesn't include any theme music: