25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

Martin Eberhard

Background: Chief Engineer at Network Computing Devices, Founder NuvoMedia

Current: Founder Tesla and former CEO

A passionate sportscar enthusiast, Eberhard’s moral qualms with our national oil policy fueled his passion for an electric option and served as the genesis of Silicon Valley’s first car company. He first put his electrical engineering background to work founding Network Computing Devices and NuvoMedia before founding Tesla. However, in a widely publicized CEO shuffle, Eberhard got the boot from Tesla last year, and he was none too pleased. To keep track of his current doings, make sure you add his blog feed to your reader.