Elon Musk said Bill Gates “had no idea” about electric trucks, responding to a Twitter follower about a week before the highly anticipated “Battery Day.”
Musk was responding to a question about Gates’ “statements” about electric trucks. In oneIn an August blog post, the co-founder of Microsoft Inc. laid out his thoughts on the future of mobility, suggesting that the world should use clean electricity to run as many vehicles as possible, though. that he said that “this will probably never be a practical solution” for long-haul heavy vehicles, freighters and passenger jets.
Teslasaid his semi truck model, which wasFirst unveiled in 2017, it expects first deliveries from 2021. Tesla has invested heavily in the model with a range of 500 miles.
Gates believes that future long-haul trips are more likely to be powered by alternative fuels such as biofuels and electrofuels, as the batteries are large and heavy over long distances. He wasn’t specifically talking about electric trucks.
He agreed that “electric vehicles excel in short-haul travel,” touting the industry has made great strides with increased competition and better pricing. In the same article, he applauded several companies that would soon debut as fully electric vans for consumers, such as “legacy companies like GM and Ford and new automakers like Rivian and Bollinger”, not to name Tesla, which is the EV Cybertruck pickup maker.
Gates is the second richest person in the world, while Musk is fourth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The electric vehicle maker’s fortunes have risen after Tesla shares more than quadrupled this year.