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Musk’s Showy Events Gin Up Hype Tesla Doesn’t Always Live Up To

A look back through the CEO’s track record ahead of the company’s much-anticipated battery day.

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The last time Elon Musk held a Tesla Inc. briefing similar to the battery day event he’ll host this week, he boasted about his track record of following through on big promises.

“All these things, I said we would do them, we did it,” Musk said during Tesla’s April 2019 autonomy day. “Only criticism—and it’s a fair one—is sometimes I’m not on time. But I get it done and the Tesla team gets it done.”