Tesla CEO Rules Out Replacing Chu at US Energy Department

Elon Musk considered more a 'fantasy pick' than a serious candidate to lead the Department of Energy.

Published: 27-Feb-2013

Tesla Motors CEO and co-founder Elon Musk took his name out of the running Tuesday for the upcoming vacancy atop the Energy Department (DOE).

"It's not a role to which I would aspire,” the electric car executive said at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Innovation Summit near Washington, D.C.

Musk made the comment during a talk with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who announced his resignation earlier this month.


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