Elon Musk is the acclaimed chief executive of Tesla Motors and after the Sept. 29 launch of the Tesla Model X, an all-electric crossover, he became embroiled in a seemingly petty argument with a California venture capitalist.
Stewart Alsop, a partner with Alsop Louie Partners, says that he’s a fan of the vehicle, calling it “a computer, disguised as a beautiful car, just like I want.” He’d also already deposited $5,000 US for a pre-order.
Alsop didn’t like the way it was presented during the launch, and he made that clear in a blog post. He wrote that the launch began around an hour and a half late, didn’t offer any food, despite occurring near dinner time, and began with a slide show about the car’s safety features. Alsop then described leaving disappointed by 9 p.m. without having seen the car in person.
Musk didn’t apologize but apparently cancelled Alsop’s pre-order of the Model X. He tweeted “Must be a slow news day if denying service to a super rude customer gets this much attention.”
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