Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil
Author: Hamish McKenzie. Publishing year: 2018.
Insane Mode is the story of the electric car. Elon Musk’s vision managed to transform the electric car from an uncertain future into the symbol for clean energy.
The book highlights the importance of moving away from fossil fuels and cars that use traditional gas. The electrical car had a long way to be accepted both as safe and as practical. Insane mode is the feature that brought it beyond all expectations.
“Musk has characterized his companies as moral missions as much as businesses.”
Story of the Electric Car
Hamish McKenzie starts his story with a short introduction of the start-up that took on the mission to revolutionize green energy. His prose is engaging. In addition, he provides many fascinating details. Finally, he is extremely passionate about what he writes:
“It’s a story about how one determined Silicon Valley start-up changed the entire auto industry, along the way inspiring a slew of well-funded imitators from California to China.”
Future of Clean Energy
The desire to make a change in the world goes beyond transportation. Fossil fuel is an clear culprit in global warming:
“The future for humans on Earth would be terrible if we didn’t switch to sustainable energy, and without electric cars, the peril from climate change would be unimaginable.”
This is a must read for anybody interested in electrical cars. For instance, you can find out how they became popular. Even more, we can see why they took the market by storm. Autonomous cars are just a few years away. This book shows insight into their very near future:
“In attempting to transform transportation and radically improve space travel instead of developing another photo-sharing app or the next Flappy Bird, Musk set an example for a new generation of entrepreneurs.”