The founder of Tesla responded to the statements of the Microsoft co-founder through 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 trucks, like the Tesla Semi, and electric airliners will “probably never” work.
The philanthropist had expressed his opinion on his blog, where he pointed out that the problem was in the “big and heavy” batteries that these vehicles required to move and explained, “the more weight you try to move, the more batteries you will need 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 great advances in battery technology, electric vehicles will probably will never be a practical solution for things like 18-wheelers, cargo ships, and passenger planes. Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for long-haul heavy vehicles, “added Gates.
In this context, a Twitter user asked Musk what he thought of Bill Gates’ statements regarding electric trucks, to which the businessman replied: “Have no idea“.