Elon Musk Did a Dad-Dance Striptease at Tesla's New Factory
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If you need something to startle you awake this morning, look no further: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has posted footage of himself stripteasing, dad-style, outside Tesla's new Shanghai Gigafactory.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, the South African-born entrepreneur posted a short clip of himself dancing and taking off some of his clothes in front of a seemingly enthusiastic audience of employees, officials, and journalists.
Getting into his stride, Musk takes off his jacket before waving his limbs around with a grin.
In his tweet, he describes his moves as "NSFW" — not suitable for work.
At Tesla Giga Shanghai NSFW!! pic.twitter.com/1yrPyzJQGZ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2020
Footage of Musk dancing has also been posted on Twitter by members of the audience, which – unlike the clip posted by Musk – makes clear just how taken aback the watching crowd was. In a clip posted by Bloomberg's Selina Wang, the audience positively gasps when Musk starts dancing.
Biggest surprise at the Tesla gigafactory ceremony to mark first Model 3 deliveries? @elonmusk dancing on stage (part of his charm offensive in Shanghai in front of employees and government officials?) pic.twitter.com/fXnMdgkxuN— Selina Wang (@selinawangtv) January 7, 2020
Musk has reasons to be cheerful, as Tesla's stock rose and boosted the firm's market cap to more than $80 billion.
As well as opening its new Shanghai Gigafactory, Tesla posted a record 112,ooo deliveries across the globe for the fourth quarter of 2019, including 92,550 Model 3 sedans and 19,450 Model S/X SUVs.
Tesla's total vehicle delivery figure for 2019 was 367,500, which exceeded its own guidance and represented a 50% increase on its 2018 number. In typically brash Musk style, the 48-year-old said he worked during New Year's Eve in a last-ditch bid to help deliver vehicles.
The firm also rolled out its first Chinese-made vehicles from its Shanghai Gigafactory in December.