On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mocked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after he declared that he brought his first EV-Porsche Taycan. Bill Gates paid Tesla Inc. a compliment for coaxing the car industry to go electric. Elon Musks’ comment comes after Gates while talking with a YouTube influencer last week discussed the challenges of reducing emissions to slow climate change.
Bill Gates praised EV-Porsche Taycan and described it as “one of the most hopeful” sectors taking action in this regard. During the interview, Brownlee asked Bill Gates about his opinion, Tesla’s dominance in the electric vehicle market. Bill Gates acknowledged that Tesla is the best company when it comes to electric cars.
Gates told YouTuber Marques Brownlee, “And certainly Tesla, if you had to name one company that’s helped drive that, it’s them.”
He also said in the interview that he purchased his first-ever EV Porsche Taycan, calling the vehicle “very, very cool”. He acknowledged its premium price starting at $103,800. Customers still have to overcome anxieties about EVs offering limited range and talking longer to recharge.
When the interview aired, a Tesla enthusiast posted on Twitter about being disappointed with Gates’s decision to buy a Taycan instead of a Tesla.
Elon Musk tweeted the user, “My conversations with Bill Gates have been underwhelming tbh (to be honest).”
Elon Musk often shares his thoughts and opinions on social media about tech honchos. Recently he questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and called Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos a “copycat”.