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Tesla CEO Elon Musk blasted Bill Gates, saying “he has no clue” about the viability of electric trucks.
Musk was responding to a Twitter user who asked how he felt about Gates’ declaration that electric vehicles weren’t practical for long-haul journeys.
Gates wrote in the August post: “Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy, long-haul vehicles.”
Tesla unveiled its Semi truck in 2017, but it is two years behind its original 2019 delivery schedule.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has criticized his fellow billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates over his views on the viability of bigger electric vehicles.Asked by a Twitter user on Saturday what he thought of Gates’ views, Musk responded: “He has no clue.”—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2020Gates outlined his thoughts on electric vehicles in an August 24 blog post, writing that “better and cheaper batteries … will hopefully make EVs a realistic option for every car owner.”But he cast doubt on whether current or even future battery tech could ramp up to power larger vehicles.
Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, wrote: “Even with big breakthroughs in battery technology, electric vehicles will probably never be a practical solution for things …
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