Musk: Bill Gates “knows nothing” about electric trucks


 When Elon Musk replied to fans on Twitter recently, Bill Gates “has no clue” about electric trucks.

In a blog post in August, Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, explained his thoughts on the future of cars. He suggested that the world should use clean electricity to power as many vehicles as possible, but he also Means that electric drive may never be used for heavy, long-distance vehicles, freighters and passenger aircraft.

The Tesla Semi truck model debuted in 2017 and is expected to begin its first delivery in 2021. Tesla has been investing heavily in this model with a range of 800 kilometers.

Gates believes that long-distance travel in the future will be more likely to be driven by alternative fuels such as biofuels and electric fuels, because batteries are bulky and heavy, making them unsuitable for long-distance travel. He did not specifically refer to electric trucks.

Gates agreed that “electric vehicles are good at short-distance travel,” and said that as competition intensifies and prices increase, the industry has made great progress. In the same article, he praised several companies that are about to launch all-electric pickup trucks for consumers, such as “traditional companies like General Motors and Ford, and new carmakers like Rivian and Bollinger”, but there is no Call Tesla.

Naijatechnews learned that according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Gates is the world’s second richest person, while Musk is ranked fourth. After Tesla’s stock price has more than quadrupled this year, the electric car manufacturer’s wealth has increased dramatically.

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