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Elon Musk sent a large audience — and later the greater internet — into a frenzy when he tried to pull a John Travolta during a Tesla presentation in Shanghai on Tuesday.
The 48-year-old, who shared a clip of it himself on Twitter, was celebrating the opening of a $2 billion Gigafactory in the city, as well as the first deliveries of locally-made Model 3 units to customers.
In the now-viral video, the tech mogul can be seen breaking into a “dance” as soon as he graced the stage, even ditching his blazer.
From the looks of it, he seemed to attempt an impression of Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever,” putting his hand in the air and waltzing around for some 40 seconds.
Musk has a good reason to be giddy — Tesla’s stock is performing well, up around 160% at an all-time high, months after hitting a 52-week low in June, according to CNN Business.
The billionaire is also fresh from a December ruling that favored him against a defamation suit filed by British caver Vernon Unsworth, whom he called a “pedo guy” in a tweet.
At the event, Musk also announced the Model Y, a less expensive SUV to be produced in the new Shanghai factory.
“Ultimately the Model Y will have more demand than probably all of the other cars of Tesla combined,” he told the crowd.
The Shanghai factory is currently assembling more than 1,000 cars a week, with an aim to double that rate this year, according to Bloomberg.
Tesla also plans to increase production to 150,000 Model 3 vehicles a year — about 3,000 a week — when the first phase of the factory is completed.
At Tesla Giga Shanghai NSFW!! pic.twitter.com/1yrPyzJQGZ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2020
Beyond the audience, Musk’s bizarre uncle-dancing became an instant hit on Twitter, where it has now been viewed more than 5 million times.
He, himself joked that it is “not safe for work,” while some users suggested that he quit his ventures to become a stripteaser.
— Shädman💀 (@Shadbase) January 7, 2020
Quit Tesla and become a stripper 😳
— Jejkobbb (@Jejkobbb) January 7, 2020
Tesla strip clubs when?
— Kawber (@KawberYT) January 7, 2020
A new meme format is born 😂 pic.twitter.com/mcrC6JbwuN
— Renata Konkoly 🦉 (@RenataKonkoly) January 7, 2020
Many Chinese took vid of your dance. pic.twitter.com/eqV1drKB52
— Ray4️⃣Tesla⚡️🚘☀️🔋 (@ray4tesla) January 7, 2020
— Vincent (@vincent13031925) January 7, 2020
Needs a mariachi band… pic.twitter.com/x31oU5z4zk
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) January 7, 2020
— 👑 Prince of GB 👑 (@GoatAaronJones) January 7, 2020
I love how genuine and clumsy he is. A Hero.
— Odin (@The_Alfather) January 7, 2020
Finally something we share in common: dance skills 😂
— ML (@marialauraadr) January 7, 2020
Feature Image Screenshots via New China TV