Tesla’s parking nightmare
Billionaire Elon Musk spends his days “re imagining the future of transportation,” from self-driving cars to supersonic railways. “What keeps him up at night, though, is the parking lot outside his office window,” said Tim Higgins in The Wall Street Journal. The rapid expansion at Musk’s electric car firm, Tesla, where the head count has surged 75 percent over the past two years—has brought with it “parking hell.” The lot at Tesla’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters is so jam-packed, some employees arrive hours early to score a space, sleeping in their cars until work starts. At the Tesla factory in Fremont, where 6,000 workers compete for 4,500 spaces, “cars are jammed diagonally in spots [and] propped up on curbs.” There’s even an expletivelaced Instagram account dedicated to the worst offenders. “Parking is, like, one of my biggest nightmares,” Musk said on a recent earnings call.