The Tesla founder responded to the statements of the Microsoft co-founder via his Twitter account.
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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, responded to comments from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates that electric vehicles like the Tesla Semi and electric planes “probably never” will work.
The philanthropist had voiced his opinion on his blog, pointing out that the problem was with the “big and heavy” batteries these vehicles needed to move, stating, “The more weight you try to move, the more Batteries are needed to power the vehicle. But how many The more batteries you use, the more weight you add and the more power you need. “
“Even with major advances in battery technology, electric vehicles will likely become will never be a practical solution for things like 18-wheelers, cargo ships and passenger planes. Electricity works when you need to travel short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy long-haul vehicles, “added Gates.
In this regard, a Twitter user asked Musk what he thought of Bill Gates’ statements about electric vehicles, to which the businessman replied: “Has no idea“.