And now, some two months after The Oatmeal tweeted Elon Musk about his cartoonish review of the Tesla Model S, Elon Musk promised two things to Mr. Inman – 1) he's going to build a Tesla supercharger station in the parking lot of the museum; 2) he's donating $1 million to the museum itself. Props to Elon for quite the birthday present on Tesla's 158th birthday.
Located in the sleepy town of Shoreham, New York, Wardenclyffe is where Tesla attempted to build a tower that would provide free wireless energy to the entire planet. Regrettably, the Serbian American inventor didn't quite finish this project after he lost funding and the tower itself was demolished in 1917.
Against all odds, funding for the Nikola Tesla museum is steadily getting nearer the $8 million mark. Those green dollar bills coming from Tesla Motors' Elon Musk represent the biggest single donation to moment for this effort. Don't know about you, but we can't wait to visit the finished museum honoring the memory of Nikola.
$1 million from Elon Musk! And a supercharging station! Thank you, Mr. Musk!!!— Tesla Science Center (@teslascience) July 10, 2014