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Will Elon Musk step down as CEO of Tesla by mid-2018?

As detailed in this collection, Elon musk has a lot going on. In addition to being CEO of Tesla, he:

  • Is CEO of SpaceX;
  • Heads the "Boring company" digging tunnels for traffic and/or Hyperloop;
  • Provides some level of indirect support to Hyperloop;
  • Co-founded and oversees "Neuralink," an effort toward direct brain interfaces;
  • Involved in AI through OpenAI (as cofounder) and other initiatives (e.g. funding Future of Life Institute);
  • Plays some role in SolarCity (now owned by Tesla).

This must be very tiring. Back in 2013, Musk said that he would remain with Tesla through the successful launch of the model 3. This is now (largely) done, with Tesla's primary problem being producing enough vehicles to meet demand. An engineer at heart, will Musk really stay interested enough in building Tesla out as a car company to remain CEO?

SpaceX, on the other hand, is in much more flux, with a number of projects appearing and disappearing regularly. Less time at Tesla could allow him a lot more focus on SpaceX and other endeavors that might be more fun than ramping up production facilities. So we'll ask:

Will Elon Musk step down as CEO by Tesla prior to Sept. 1, 2018?

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