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Despite a difficult 2022 and controversial developments for Elon Musk, he is named Man of the Year by the Italian The Economy because he “remains a great hero” in many areas of the most advanced industrial technologies.
In 2022, Elon Musk has attracted even more attention, which often has been associated with his purchase of Twitter. While the mainstream media and big names continue to disparage the achievements of the engineer with a very broad brushstroke, the Italian magazine The Economy has named him its Man of the Year 2022. The publication notes that despite all the buzz around Musk, often associated with his loss of $109 billion this year, meddling in politics, and impulsiveness, he “remains a great hero[...]in many areas of the most advanced industry technologies.”
For SpaceX, 2022 has been a record year for the number of rocket launches that put satellites into orbit and the delivery of astronauts to the International Space Station. But even more important is the role of Musk's companies in the strategic and military spheres. By his will, his companies played a key role in February when Russian troops invaded Ukraine. Starlink provided internet connection that allowed the Ukrainian armed forces to communicate and coordinate their actions. In addition, the civilian population also had access to the Internet, after the terrestrial communications infrastructure was completely destroyed in some regions of Ukraine. In addition, SpaceX has again launched its most powerful Super Heavy rocket after a three-year hiatus, this time on a top-secret mission on behalf of the Pentagon.
The Economy also notes that Tesla has struggled in 2022 and its share of the electric vehicle market is falling. However, one cannot ignore the fact that other manufacturers are investing heavily in the development and production of electric vehicles just because they were forced to follow Musk and his Tesla. It was he and his desire to replace all ICE-powered cars with EVs that made electric vehicles popular and forced the entire automotive industry to change. The company continues to be at the forefront of technology, continues to launch new plants, and further develops the automotive and energy industries.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.